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Re: [css3-selectors] Namespace name lookup mechanisms

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 13:11:27 -0400
Message-ID: <46780E3F.5090002@inkedblade.net>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: Simon Pieters <zcorpan@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> 
> Simon Pieters wrote:
>> On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 00:48:03 +1100, Lachlan Hunt 
>> <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:
>>> Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>>>>  * "Selectors API" [...] does not define how to handle case diferences
>>>>    either,
>>>
>>> I think the best way to handle this would be...
>>>
>>>    The case sensitivity of namespace prefixes in selectors depends on 
>>> the
>>>    mechanism used to declare them. For example, prefixes declared using
>>>    @namespace in CSS are case-insensitive, whereas prefixes declared
>>>    using xmlns are case-sensitive.
>>> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-css3-selectors-20051215/#casesens
>>
>> In any case, it would be nice if the Selectors spec could address this 
>> issue in one way or the other. :-)
> 
> As the editor of the Selectors API spec, I need this issue resolved in 
> Selectors as soon as possible so that I can finally resolve the related 
> issue in Selectors API.  I'm aware that there is currently no active 
> editor for the spec (unless someone has since taken over from Hixie), 
> but could the CSS WG please at least discuss this issue and find a 
> resolution for it?
> 
> I would prefer the solution I proposed above to be accepted because it 
> would make it easier to resolve the issue in Selectors API and it would 
> also allow a more sensible solution to be used in XBL.  But either way, 
> an answer would allow me to proceed with an appropriate solution.

The CSS Working Group has accepted your proposed wording for the Selectors
specification with the change s/depends on/is defined by/.

~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 19 June 2007 17:11:34 GMT

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