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Re: XHTML attributes and namespace, clarification needed

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 00:10:26 +0200
Message-Id: <1ADBE63A-5D0B-11D9-A38A-003065B8CF0E@iki.fi>
Cc: W3C Style List <www-style@w3.org>
To: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>

On Dec 15, 2004, at 19:28, Laurens Holst wrote:

> Anyways, let's summarize. The Namespaces 1.0 specification is unclear
> with respect to the namespace unprefixed attributes live in.
...
> Why they would have changed that then, 5 years later, I can not fathom.
> Perhaps because there were already major implementations implementing 
> it
> with a null namespace.

It was not changed. It has always been unintuitive in the same way. Now 
it is just something we have to live with.

See also: 
http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/08/08/NamespaceOrNot

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://iki.fi/hsivonen/
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