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[Bug 8512] I'm confused by the wording on the SVG namespace, so in HTML5 the svg namespace will be used?

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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 11:21:25 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
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--- Comment #2 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-01-10 11:21:25 ---
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Status: Did Not Understand Request
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: I don't completely understand the question. Could you elaborate?

If you are asking whether elements need to be prefixed, as in <svg:circle>,
<svg:rect>, etc, in text/html HTML5 documents that contain SVG elements, the
answer is no. Similarly, if you're asking if xmlns="" attributes are needed in
text/html HTML5 documents, the answer is always no. The parser determines from
context whether it's SVG or not and annotates the elements with the appropriate
flags in the DOM (this is also known as namespacing, but is not visible in the

I hope this helps. Please feel free to post a more detailed question and reopen
the bug (or file a new bug) if it does not.

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