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RE: Possible Conservative Proposal : no prefixes, but allow xmlns on a root element

From: Ennals, Robert <robert.ennals@intel.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 21:32:52 +0000
To: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
CC: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "Carr, Wayne" <wayne.carr@intel.com>
Message-ID: <83D7DEC65EB438489DE261BD36F1F11F36F34364@irsmsx503.ger.corp.intel.com>
I guess that means that we do want a work-around then.

Does the trick of requiring an @extension attribute in order for xmlns to have meaning sound good to you?

-Rob

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Philip Taylor [mailto:pjt47@cam.ac.uk]
> Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 2:20 PM
> To: Ennals, Robert
> Cc: public-html@w3.org WG; Carr, Wayne
> Subject: Re: Possible Conservative Proposal : no prefixes, but allow
> xmlns on a root element
> 
> Ennals, Robert wrote:
> > Do you know how common that is on the web?
> 
> Common enough that I could find an example fairly easily, rare enough
> that I didn't want to bother finding more :-)
> 
> There's some raw data at
> http://philip.html5.org/data/xmlns-attributes-raw.txt.bz2 containing
> (url, element-name, attribute-name-beginning-with-xmlns,
> attribute-value) data (tab-separated, with XML escaping of all strings)
> derived from parsing the pages described in
> http://philip.html5.org/data/dotbot-20090424.txt (not restricted to
> text/html), if anyone wants to look in more detail at this kind of
> thing.
> 
> --
> Philip Taylor
> pjt47@cam.ac.uk
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