Re: tricky XHTML 1.0 namespace question
ht@c... (Henry S. Thompson) writes: [on prefixed and unprefixed attributes] > 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. The language in the Namespaces REC means that the two *can* be distinguished, not that they must be, and every Namespaces-based spec should include a explicit statement of its usage. Based on the examples in the spec, RDF, for example, doesn't distinguish <rdf:Description about="http://www.foo.com/"> from <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.foo.com/"> and I'll note that it is entirely conformant in not doing so. In XHTML, likewise, we have to infer what its usage is from examples unless the WG gives us a explicit statement. All the best, David -- David Megginson david@m... http://www.megginson.com/ 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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