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[Bug 6777] In HTML documents, no-namespace expression must match http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml nodes

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Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 15:31:54 +0000
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--- Comment #13 from Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>  2009-04-06 15:31:53 ---

Just to answer a couple of your points and questions, and then let's take it to
private e-mail or whatwg or some such since a bug tracking system isn't the
right place for a debate.

The specific step I would like to see happen is for HTML 5 to mandate namespace
well-formedness and require draconian error handling. I am simply not convinced
by the numerous arguments made against that simple step. 

However I realize that this is not the direction the WhatWG is going to go.
Fine. Maybe you're even right. In that case, I want the WhatWg to stop
pretending that HTML is really XML and that it can use XML-specs like XPath. It
can't. They don't work with non-namespace well-formed documents. Please stop
trying to pollute useful, relatively sensible specs like XPath 1.0 with ugly
kludges to support one special case. 

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