Re: Namespace question: Do attributes inherit the element's
Tim Bray scripsit: > The namespace spec could have said one of three things: > > 1. These must always be treated as identical > 2. These must always be treated as different > 3. Applications can make up their minds > > The then-Working Group eventually went for #3. It's kind of like > non-Euclidean geometries; each of the three options above produces a > self-consistent universe, so the only question is, which one do we > want to live in? Actually #2 and #3 amount to the same thing. There's no way a standard can say that an application *must* distinguish between things. If an application chooses to treat the attributes "luxuryyacht" and "throatwarblermangrove" as having the same significance, then no standard can prevent it. -- John Cowan cowan@c... I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin 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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