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Re: [selectors-api] SVG WG Review of Selectors API

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 18:27:34 +0100
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, Erik Dahlström <ed@opera.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
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To: Alex Russell <alex@dojotoolkit.org>

Hi Alex,

On Jan 27, 2009, at 18:13 , Alex Russell wrote:
> I really do loathe namespaces, but is the selectors API actually  
> going to be this impoverished?

I understand your argument, but I'm afraid you're beating a dead  
horse. This ship has pretty much sailed, and agreement has been  
reached on the current consensus. Unless you can raise a detailed and  
precise technical issue against the draft that hasn't been addressed  
before nothing you say will change the resolution. I do not doubt that  
you're a smart guy but given how thoroughly this issue has been  
whacked on already, the odds are against you.

> If so, I fear it will prevent the actual mixing of SVG and HTML in  
> meaningful ways.

Thankfully that is not the case. You can use the API as is with mixed  
documents and just ignore the namespaces. There are cases in which it  
will fail but those cases are largely theoretical, and can be worked  
around (as illustrated previously in this thread). The Web will live.

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