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Re: [svg-developers] Re: some discussion of SVG 1.2

From: Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 18:39:36 +0100
Message-ID: <3DD925D8.8010403@pinkjuice.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org

Jim Ley wrote:

 > and if that namespace context changed?   My problem with using the
 > prefix, is that the prefix is supposed to disappear once you've parsed
 > the XML, which would mean your
 > (//rect[@ex:type='stepBox']).mouseover
 > would have to be expanded to:
 > (//rect[@urn:moo:type='stepBox']).mouseover
 > on parsing, which means why bother with the extra confusing layer -
 > why not just work with the namespace direct?

I think you misunderstood the original proposal; sure there need to be
URIs declared for prefixes. I don't think he suggested using prefixes
without URI mappings.

Then your question seems to be: why use prefixes, not URIs? ... saves
typing.

Tobi

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