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[whatwg] Map lang to xml:lang at the parser level

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 10:52:39 +0200
Message-ID: <op.th2n91ycaw9dld@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>
On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 10:48:06 +0200, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
>>> However, other types of programs processing HTML5 using XML tools  
>>> would have to be allowed to consider xml:lang in text/html non- 
>>> conforming and trashable, because what you suggest violates basic  
>>> assumptions that XML processing software is supposed to make or even  
>>> enforce.
>> How so?
> The colon is not allowed in a local name, so having "xml:lang" in no  
> namespace in a namespace-aware system is forbidden.

Ah, so you were going to say that :-)  Yeah, dunno how to solve  
serializatoin for those things. That's what currently happens...

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 27 October 2006 01:52:39 UTC

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