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Re: [BULK] - Re: [XHTML2] Spirit of "1.1.3. XHTML 2 and Presentation" (PR#7759)

From: Paul Mitchell <paul@paul-mitchell.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 16:47:35 +0000
Message-ID: <43FF38A7.6040504@paul-mitchell.me.uk>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Laurens Holst wrote:

> Paul Mitchell schreef:
> Thus, the ‘xml:’ prefix is referred to as ‘the XML namespace’. Adding 
> attributes to that has the advantage that it applies to all XML 
> documents, is part of the base standard, and that the namespace 
> doesn’t have to be declared.
> Examples are the ‘xml:lang’, ‘xml:base’, ‘xml:id’ and ‘xmlns’ 
> attributes. However, for something to be added to the XML namespace, 
> it must be very generic and apply to almost all or at least a lot of 
> documents. Like, most document types have IDs, most XML files are 
> language-dependant, and all documents can be given a different base URI.

Thank you Laurens, that explains a lot. I'm aware of the efforts to
standardise the core attributes, but didn't automatically associate "the
XML namespace" with that.
Paul Mitchell
Received on Friday, 24 February 2006 16:48:09 UTC

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