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Re: Placing elements in the HTML namespace

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 19:40:48 -0800
Message-ID: <497001C0.7020002@sicking.cc>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On Jan 15, 2009, at 7:34 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> Though for CSS purposes all three treat HTML as being in the (X)HTML 
>>> namespace last time I checked.
>> Right.  Gecko has a concept of "html element" that is distinct from 
>> the namespace, and this is used to force such elements to match CSS 
>> selectors in the XHTML namespace.
>> However, there are two differences between XHTML and HTML in Gecko 
>> last I checked (in 2005, but I don't think we've changed these):
>> 1)  frames/iframes.  For XHTML we use the id attribute value as the
>>    window name, for HTML we use the name attribute value.  Should this
>>    be based on the document type instead?  Or something else?
>> 2)  Serializing XML -- for XHTML we set shorthand attrs to be
>>    |foo="foo"| while for HTML we set them to just be |foo|.
>>    This only affects people calling the XML serializer on a DOM coming
>>    from text/html, but that sounds like something HTML5 wants to
>>    support.
> In WebKit we implement all HTML/XHTML differences based on whether the 
> containing document is an HTML or XML document. The element objects 
> themselves are indistinguishable.

Wouldn't that mean that they change name when moved between documents? 
 From 'div' to 'DIV'?

/ Jonas
Received on Friday, 16 January 2009 03:41:40 UTC

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