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Re: [css3-selectors] Namespace name lookup mechanisms

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 10:07:32 -0400
Message-ID: <46851224.3050002@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * fantasai wrote:
>> If there are multiple mechanisms, then the namespace prefix declared by
>> a given mechanism is case-sensitive or case-insensitive as defined by that
>> mechanism. If a case-sensitive mechanism declares FOO and a case-insensitive
>> mechanism declares foo, then foo can only match the second declaration, and
>> FOO will match the first or the second depending on which mechanism takes
>> precedence, which is outside the scope of the Selectors spec since it does
>> not specify a namespace declaration mechanism. Basically, a case-insensitive
>> declaration declares all case variants of the prefix.
> The text with the changes you announced would be "The case sensitivity
> of namespace prefixes in selectors is defined by the mechanism used to
> declare them".
>   Mechanism A: Namespace prefixes in selectors are case-sensitive.
>   Mechanism B: Namespace prefixes in selectors are case-insensitive.
> This is a conflict. You are avoiding the problem by speaking of the
> case-sensitivity of the mechanism, while the draft text speaks of the
> case-sensitivity of the prefix in the selector.

Bjoern, if you've got better wording that still says what I mean, propose it.

Received on Friday, 29 June 2007 14:08:11 UTC

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