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Re: XMLNS in Inkscape and other editors

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:13:52 -0800
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <767DE4FE-044C-4996-A51B-F66E137AB262@apple.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>

On Nov 20, 2009, at 7:21 AM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:05:11 +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>>> Shelley took up the problem that SVG editors are known to place
>>> namespaces in their code, thus automatically being invalid - bug
>>> 7510 [1].
>>>
>>> However, online services such as Gooogle Sites [2] (formerly known
>>> as Jotspot [3]) do the same, directly in the HTML (XHTML served as
>>> text/HTML). E.g. from the Chromium homepage[4]:
>>>
>>> <body xmlns="http://www.google.com/ns/jotspot" id="body" class="  
>>> en">
>>> ...
>>
>> Good catch.
>>
>> But isn't this simply a case of a bad xmlns attribute value (a proper
>> bug), instead of a try to use namespaces for embedding additional
>> data?
>
> That body element holds several elements carefully linked to the XHTML
> namespace. For example:
>
> <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" id="COMP_14720868319272995"
> class="sites-embed">

Do you think it was intentional to make the body not be an HTML body?  
Doesn't seem likely to me.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Friday, 20 November 2009 23:14:33 UTC

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