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Re: Placing elements in the HTML namespace

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 19:43:47 +0000 (UTC)
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0901151942280.29785@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009, James Graham wrote:
> The requirement that UAs place all HTML elements in the HTML namespace 
> does not make sense for all classes of UA. For html5lib I plan to make 
> it optional whether HTML elements are assigned to the HTML namespace so 
> that people using APIs that have a significant namespace tax do not have 
> to pay that tax in the common case.

This wouldn't be non-conforming, since you don't expose a (W3C) DOM. The 
requirement is a black-box requirement that is only testable if the UA 
also supports Selectors (with namespaces), XPath, W3C DOM scripting, or 
such like.

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