[Bug 17745] New: xml:base and xml:space allowed on foreign elements, but also forbidden


           Summary: xml:base and xml:space allowed on foreign elements,
                    but also forbidden
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: ht@inf.ed.ac.uk
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

Is it a terminology issue, or a deeper problem, that we have both

  When a _foreign element_ has one of the namespaced attributes given by
  the local name and namespace of the first and second cells of a row
  from the following table, it must be written using the name given by
  the third cell from the same row. . . xml:base . . . xml:space

  [Section Attributes, in Section 8 The HTML Syntax]

but also

  Authors must not use the xml:base attribute in _HTML documents_.

  [Section The xml:base attribute (XML only)]


That is, the former appears to allow xml:base on foreign elements,
while the latter appears to forbid it.  Please clarify this in the
spec. one way or the other --- our preference would be for the xml:
attributes to be allowed on foreign elements.

Submitted on behalf of the XML Core WG

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Received on Friday, 13 July 2012 11:15:13 UTC