RE: The per-element-type namespace partition
From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@t...] Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 4:45 PM > > That is equivalent to asserting that > > <html:a html:href="foo"> and > <html:a href="foo"> > > must always in all languages and in all applications be considered > identical. Which is not an unreasonable viewpoint. But the WG at > the time, after lengthy consideration, couldn't swallow it. -Tim But it seems to be a fundamental point of view of the specs coming out of the W3C, implied or otherwise. Take XSLT, for example. If I declare a stylesheet, I do it like this: <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"> <!--other stuff--> </xsl:stylesheet> Notice that there is no explicit namespace declared for the version attribute, it's just assumed to be the same as the <stylesheet> element. But, there is also a shorthand we can use for stylesheets with one template that matches against "/", so I could do something like this: <html xsl:version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"> <!--other stuff--> </html> in which case I *have* to declare the namespace of version explicitly. Are there any specs coming out of the W3C that *don't* assume that <whatever:element version="1.0" xmlns:whatever="whatever"> is identical to <whatever:element whatever:version="1.0" xmlns:whatever="whatever"> ? xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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