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Re: Why does sXBL have it's own namespace?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 21:01:56 +0000 (UTC)
To: Martijn <martijn.martijn@gmail.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0412232100230.32559@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 23 Dec 2004, Martijn wrote:
> why does sXBL have it's own namespace?
> Since it's only purpose seems to be that it is used in SVG only, you
> could just as easily remove the whole namespace stuff, I guess.

As Jon noted, this is to allow the same language to be used in non-SVG 
contexts in the future. If you look at the sXBL spec carefully, you'll 
notice it is written in such a way that the only reason that sXBL can only 
be used with SVG is because it says so. There's nothing SVG-specific 
really about sXBL, the processing model, et al, are already written in a 
namespace-neutral manner that could work for any markup.

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