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[Bug 10692] Fix coercion to Infoset for HTML5 to correctly preserve xmlns attributes

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Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>  2010-09-23 07:37:14 ---
I think requesting that HTML5 be "fix[ed]" mischaracterizes the problem. It
*might* be that the HTML5 side needs *changing* in order to paper over the
problem RDF-in-XHTML TF caused by using the xmlns syntax while fully intending
RDFa to be deployed in text/html.

When xmlns="foo" is parsed on an HTML element in text/html, it is an attribute
with local name xmlns in no namespace. Mapping this into a namespace
declaration would substantially alter the nature of the attribute in the
infoset, so while such mapping might be desirable from the RDFa point of view,
it clearly wouldn't be a "fix" or be "correct" from the point of view of
retaining the meaning of the DOM as converted into an Infoset.

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