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Re: ISSUE-41/ACTION-97 decentralized-extensibility

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2009 11:31:25 +0200
Message-ID: <4AC719ED.7000702@gmx.de>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Tony Ross <tross@microsoft.com>, Brendan Eich <brendan@mozilla.org>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> ...
> That is true.
> Is it ok that in an XML document, the API would give different answers 
> than the built-in XML namespace mechanism? Would it be acceptable to 
> encourage consumers to process XML content based on "effective namespace 
> URI" instead of based on actual Namespaces in XML processing?
 > ...

I would hope that that API gave the same answers for XML documents, and 
would only differ in HTML.

> I suggest that if we introduce a mechanism with different behavior than 
> either Namespaces in XML or IE's HTML namespaces, but usable in the same 
> document at the same time, then it should probably use a different 
> syntax than Namespaces in XML.
> ...

If Microsoft is willing to *change* their namespace support in HTML, and 
nobody else is implementing it, then I don't see why a new syntax would 
be needed.

 > ...

BR, Julian
Received on Saturday, 3 October 2009 09:32:09 UTC

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