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An alternative approach to simplifying namespace binding

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:17:17 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
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It seems timely to offer another proposal for consideration as we
think about addressing the concerns the HTML Working Group has raised
in response to the suggestion that support for something very like XML
Namespaces be added to the text/html serialization of HTML5.  One
suggestion which has been discussed on several occasions but, as far
as I can tell, never written down, amounts to simply baking in
bindings for well-known prefixes in the context of particular media
types, so that people can, for example, simply write xf:model for an
XForms model in an HTML document without any requirement for an
explicit binding of the 'xf' prefix.

Without claiming ownership of the idea, I've written it up:

  http://www.w3.org/QA/2009/11/default_prefix_declaration.html

Consider this a contribution to the discussion around
HTML-WG-ISSUE-41,

ht
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