Re: Re: URIs, concrete (was Re: Un-ask the question)
> Oh no no no no. Don't try to wriggle out of it. *You* said: OK so I lied (or at least was "economical with the truth") in my description of my earlier mail. > Actually, this is the point I'm trying to make. see I said we were in agreement really. > Actually, this is the point I'm trying to make. The fact that an attribute > has a namespace doesn't suddenly make it OK to use that attribute in > any other vocabulary, which is the logical inference that you were making. [*]No not that it is OK (it usually isn't) just that it is possible. Currently there is no href attribute defined in the XHTMl namespace so it's not possible to use that attribute elsewhere. if there was such an attribute it would be possible to refer to it (as html:href) whether it was OK or made sense to do so would of course depend on the language. My point is that by being able to put its attributes in no namespace XHTML (and most other existing examples bar xlink) can restrict other vocabularies from using the attributes. You lose this facility if you just state that all the unprefixed attributes are in the namespace of their parents. (You might reasonably argue you don't mind losing this, but it is still a fact that it goes) > . You've quoted this several times. I've ignored it because it seems > largely irrelevant, and to the extent relevant, it only seems to > corroborate what I'm saying. You seem to think otherwise. > Can you explain? I quoted it as answer to your comment that I was saying that namespaced attributes should be allowed everywhere. ie the point I make in different words above in the para marked [*]/ david _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Scanning Service. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp or alternatively call Star Internet for details on the Virus Scanning Service.
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