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Re: [css3-namespace] XML Core WG's review

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2006 13:04:43 +1300
Message-ID: <451F061B.7090504@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

Grosso, Paul wrote:
> This is the XML Core WG's review of the 2006-08-28 draft of the 
> CSS Namespaces module.  
> 1) At the point in 3.3 where namespace prefixes are said to be
> case-insensitive, we'd like it pointed out (a) why this is so and (b)
> that even though XML documents have case-sensitive prefixes, there
> is no conflict, because the prefixes in the CSS need not be identical
> with those in the XML.

Prefixes are case-insensitive because CSS is case-insensitive. The only
parts of a style sheet that are case sensitive are the parts that involve
string matching against something outside of CSS (e.g. URLs, XML element

I've added a note after the case-insensitivity statement:

  # Note, this does not cause any conflict with languages that use case-sensitive
  # prefixes because _only the expanded name matters_, not the prefix, and
  # therefore the prefixes need not be identical for the names to match.

where the link goes to the last paragraph of

> (We realize you make this point later.)


Let me know if this addresses your comment.

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