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Re: @rel syntax in RDFa (relevant to ISSUE-60 discussion), was: Using XMLNS in link/@rel

From: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:31:25 -0500
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, public-xhtml2@w3.org
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To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>

Just a clarification, in case it is not clear.

Le 27 févr. 2009 à 07:57, Henri Sivonen a écrit :
> Since attributes of the form xmlns:foo are not special in any way in  
> HTML 4.01 (or 4.0, 3.2 or 2.0 for that matter), an attribute spelled  
> "xmlns:foo" in text/html parses into ["", "xmlns:foo"] as the  
> [namespace, local] pair.

The operational issue that henri is talking about in his message in  
details is *only* about "xmlns:foo" constructs.

Practical examples such as:

    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
          xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" >

or such as:

    <a xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" …>…</a>.

And *NOT* about things like the value of an attribute:

    <meta property="dc:creator" content="Mark Birbeck" />

PS: just a very simple clarification for those who are reading the  
messages and who are not specialists about DOM, XML namespaces, etc.

Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada
Received on Friday, 27 February 2009 14:31:59 UTC

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