[whatwg] Re: repetition model

Malcolm Rowe malcolm at farside.org.uk
Thu Jun 24 06:47:52 PDT 2004

Jim Ley writes:
>> > yes, what does XHTML have do to with having namespaces in HTML
>> > documents?  text/html also allows anything that is tag soup.
>> XForms is not tag soup, though.
> It's just as much tag-soup as XHTML or WF2 (when sent as text/html) 
> IE supports "namespaces" in HTML, it not only supports them, it
> documents how to use them.

Namespaces don't exist in HTML. The only 'namespace' spec that I'm aware of 
is the W3C's "Namespaces in XML", at http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names/, 
and that doesn't apply to HTML documents.  Just because Microsoft might have 
implemented their own proprietry version of namespaces, doesn't mean that 
there is any concept of a 'namespace' in HTML documents. 

And no, you can't send an XForms document as text/html, because it's neither 
valid HTML nor XHTML Appendix C-compliant. 


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