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Re: [css3-namespace] Last call comments from XHTML2 WG

From: Roland Merrick <roland_merrick@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 09:55:34 +0000
To: "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: "Forms WG" <public-forms@w3.org>, "XHTML WG" <public-xhtml2@w3.org>, public-xhtml2-request@w3.org
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Greetings Steven, from my perspectice, this seems like a reasonable last 
call comment.

Regards, Roland
IBM Software Group, Strategy, Software Standards

"Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl> 
Sent by: public-xhtml2-request@w3.org
05/03/2008 15:42

"XHTML WG" <public-xhtml2@w3.org>
"Forms WG" <public-forms@w3.org>
[css3-namespace] Last call comments from XHTML2 WG

Here is my proposed text for the CSS Namespaces last call comment from the 

Dear CSS WG,

In the context of the following

                 @namespace "http://example.org/ns"
                 foo {color: green}

with a non-namespaced CSS processor all elements named foo will be green, 
while with a namespaced processor, only elements in the namespace named 
will be green.

This seems to break an axiom of CSS versioning that later versions of CSS 
should not change the processing of earlier versions; it will therefore 
make it hard to make a stylesheet that works regardless of the presence of 
namespace processing.

It would seem better if unqualified names continue to behave in the same 
way as non-namespaced processors, and that to select a particular 
namespaced version of an element, you should always use a qualified name.

Best wishes,

Steven Pemberton
For the XHTML2 WG

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