Re: Re: URIs, concrete (was Re: Un-ask the question)
> If you want to think of it that way, it's fine, but I don't think > applications should have to worry very hard about it. I don't _want_ to think that way, but it seems your proposed chaneg would force me to think of them that way. If I have two elements <x:foo a=".."/> and <x:bar a=".."/> then currently I can think of the a attributes being unnamespaced and so not having any global definition, and so in particular having definition derived from their elements. If on the other hand things are changed so that each of these is considered to be the a attribute in the namespace bound to x: then don't doesn't that lead to the conclusion that these attributes having the same globally unique namespaced name ought to be the same attribute and taht furthermore, being a an attribute with a gloably unique name, it ought to be a global attribute that can be used anywhere? > (I've used html:href myself in IE, where there's no other way to make a > link in XML, but I think it's pretty plainly a horrible kluge.) But currently that is just wrong (Html doesn't have a globally defined href attribute). My objection to your suggestion is that it would make this right as the href attribute on img would become an href in teh html namespace. > but I'm not sure what to think > of its rejection of xsl:version on XSLT elements. I'd guess overall > that it's a mistake, It's needed given the current namespace spec, otherwise you'd have to say what to do if you had version="1" xsl:version="2" and as we all agree someone (either xml namespaces or xslt spec) had better say don't do that. 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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