elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Mon Sep 8 19:00:13 PDT 2008
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Aug 24, 2008, at 00:15, Ben Adida wrote:
> The DOM consistency issue is that the xmlns attributes are DOM-wise
> different in text/html and application/xhtml+xml due to legacy reasons.
> The attribute that reads xmlns:cc="..." is represented differently in
> the DOM when the serialization was text/html than when it was
> application/xhtml+xml. We can't make xmlns:foo='...' conforming on HTML
> elements without either violating the DOM Consistency design principle
> (bad) or introducing namespace processing into HTML5 parsing (also bad).
FWIW, I think introducing namespace processing into HTML 5 parsing is
the lesser evil here. I think it is substantially less bad than an
Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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