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

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2009 08:01:36 +0100
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: "HTMLWG WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "RDFa mailing list" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, public-xhtml2@w3.org, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
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On Fri, 06 Mar 2009 13:20:13 +0100, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:

> IIRC, we can't let the xmlns="..." attribute itself be assigned to the  
> "http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/" namespace in the DOM in text/html,  
> because there is a CSS selector trick for using the mapping difference  
> to detect whether a polyglot document got parsed as text/html or XML.  

No, it's mostly used as a hack to filter out IE6.


> (Sorry, this statement is based on a vague recollection. I don't have a  
> proper reference for this.)

http://www.communis.co.uk/dithered/css_filters/css_only/xmlns_attribute_selector.html

http://www.google.com/codesearch?q=%5C%5Bxmlns%5C%5D+lang%3Acss

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Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 9 March 2009 07:02:35 GMT

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