[whatwg] <base> versus xml:base
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Mon Mar 5 13:48:57 PST 2007
On 5 Mar 2007, at 21:07, Keryx Web wrote:
> Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> > XHTML 1.0/1.1 doesn't allow xml:base, though, so <base> is the
> only > > way to set a base URL within the document.
> In what way would the XHTML 1.0/1.1 spec **disallow** the use of
> this element from the xml namespace? It's not *part of* the spec,
> but that's a different matter, right?
xml:lang and xml:base are the actual attribute names – the XML
namespace exists so they work within namespace aware parsers (as XML-
Names is a separate spec that extends XML) – therefore, it must be
explicitly allowed within the DTD (like xml:lang is).
- Geoffrey Sneddon
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