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Re: Extend use of namespaces

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 10:59:26 +0200
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vi9u9bus64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Sun, 19 Sep 2010 04:36:27 +0200, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> You lost me with the blanket statement.  I do want to style <svg:a> and  
> <html:a> differently sometimes, so we need a solution for that.  Since  
> they differ only in their namespace (and fully qualified name, of  
> course), we need a way to match on either namespace or fully qualified  
> name.  I wish it weren't so, but if CSS is going to be useful for  
> styling HTML5 documents that include SVG, MathML, and such, then it  
> needs this capability.

I guess if you really do not know upfront what the document is going to  
look like you need it, but that seems extremely rare and far beyond the  
typical 80/20 we require for most features. And especially a feature as  
complicated as this one. E.g. having a :svg pseudo-class or some such  
would have done the trick as well.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 19 September 2010 09:00:02 UTC

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