Re: tricky XHTML 1.0 namespace question
"Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@s...> writes: > [example elided] > > This uses the default namespace for its work. Would it be possible (I > think it > should be) to use a prefix? Yes. > [?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?] > [!-- initially, the default namespace is "books" --] > [book xmlns='urn:loc.gov:books' > xmlns:isbn='urn:ISBN:0-395-36341-6' xml:lang="en" lang="en"] > [title]Cheaper by the Dozen[/title] > [isbn:number]1568491379[/isbn:number] > [notes] > [!-- make HTML the default namespace for a hypertext > commentary --] > [xhtml:p xmlns:xhtml='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml'] > This is also available [xhtml:a > xhtml:href="http://www.w3.org/"]online[/xhtml:a]. > [/xhtml:p] > [/notes] > [/book] One bug: there are no 'global' attributes in the XHTML DTDs, so that should be [xhtml:a href="http://www.w3.org/"]online[/xhtml:a]. > If so, is: > > This is also available [xhtml:a > xhtml:href="http://www.w3.org/"]online[/xhtml:a]. > > equivalent to: > > This is also available [xhtml:a > href="http://www.w3.org/"]online[/xhtml:a]. No. Only the latter is correct. > While XHTML seems to assume that attributes with no prefix fall into the > namespace of their containing element throughout, I can't find this stated > explicitly. (Perhaps they weren't aware that this has been a contentious > issue?) Why should they state it explicitly, when the Namespace REC explicitly says that is NOT the case? The fact that people on this list have been confused about this does not mean the HTML WG is confused or is responsible for sorting out their confusion. See my message to Dave about this  for a succinct statement of why this is a time-wasting red herring which IS perfectly clearly specified in the Namespace REC. ht  http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/xml-dev-Jan-2000/0319.html -- Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh 2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW, SCOTLAND -- (44) 131 650-4440 Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail: ht@c... URL: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/ 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/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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