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Re: Question about linking CSS to XML vocabularies

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 18:18:59 +0100
To: "Andrew S. Townley" <ast@atownley.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tlbzpx0y64w2qv@id-c0020>

On Thu, 28 Dec 2006 20:38:58 +0100, Andrew S. Townley <ast@atownley.org>  
> I'm not quite sure I follow what you're saying here.  I'm pretty sure
> that "#id" and ".class" by default only match the xhtml:id and
> xhtml:class attributes.

"id" and "class" don't exist in the XHTML namespace. Anyway, any attribute  
of type ID (see XML specification) can be matched by "#". Furthermore, any  
attribute of type "class" can influence how "." works. Such as the class  
attribute in SVG.

> If I had something like myvocab:id and
> myvocab:class attributes in a content model, I wouldn't expect it to
> match,

Depends on whether or not myvocab:id is an attribute of type ID. Same for  

> unless maybe you can do something with the way the namespaces are
> declared in CSS that I didn't see (I need to re-read the namespaces CSS
> proposal again, but I don't remember it being there).

http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-namespace/ has nothing to do with this.

> As far as the proprietary format question, if it's a registered MIME
> type like, say Atom or even something else that should be presented to a
> user on the Web, it seems to me that that's what CSS was for.  Maybe I
> misunderstood you.

Atom isn't supposed to be read directly (as in, styled with CSS) by end  
users. That would break on things like type="html" and all that.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 29 December 2006 17:19:25 UTC

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