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RE: Re-registration of text/html

From: Ennals, Robert <robert.ennals@intel.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 02:16:54 +0000
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <83D7DEC65EB438489DE261BD36F1F11F016D06FB@irsmsx503.ger.corp.intel.com>
Sam Ruby wrote:
> P.S.  I have been thinking about issue 41.  General outline of something
> I planning to propose: prefixes must be registered, using a mechanism
> similar to the one we settle for issue 27.  xmlns:prefix attributes must
> match a registration.  Once registered, prefix:name values as element
> names and attribute values no longer trigger validation errors, but
> other than that have no meaning.  Yes, it means that those that wish to
> rid the world of the scourge of namespace inspired syntax will have to
> pursue their agenda via other means.  Yes, it also means that those that
> use such syntax can't directly use the DOM level 2 methods to interact
> with such. But I believe that by asking both sides to give just a little
> bit will enable us to move forward.

Indeed that's the essence of the proposal that I'm writing up right now (based on the version I emailed out a while back).

I've started writing this up now and will hopefully be posting it sometime in the next few days.

I'd be happy to talk offline and merge proposals if you like.


-Rob
Received on Saturday, 13 March 2010 02:17:30 UTC

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