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HTML namespace in Namepsace 1.1 draft.

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 17:28:46 +0100
Message-Id: <200209261628.RAA25396@penguin.nag.co.uk>
To: xml-names-editor@w3.org

>  <!-- all elements here are explicitly in the HTML namespace -->
>  <html:html xmlns:html='http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40'>

There was justification for this in the original namespace spec as it
preceded XHTML, and of course there were no real examples of namespace
use prior to namespaces 1.0 but its use has caused some confusion; for
example whether this "namesapce" should be used in xslt stylesheets
producing html.

Is there any reason not to update all these examples to use XHTML and
the XHTML namespace?

For sound chronological raasons, HTML 4 is not XML and does not use XML
namespaces, and I see  no real reason why this second version of the
namespace spec should suggest that it does.


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