[whatwg] Test results for xmlns:foo attribute preservation across all browsers

Bil Corry bil at corry.biz
Mon Aug 10 08:37:15 PDT 2009

Charles McCathieNevile wrote on 8/6/2009 2:24 PM: 
> On Thu, 06 Aug 2009 15:12:07 -0400, Manu Sporny
> <msporny at digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
>> The test ensures that attributes originating in the markup of an HTML4
>> document are preserved by the HTML parser and are preserved in the DOM.
> [...]
>> http://html5.digitalbazaar.com/tests/xmlns-attribute-test.html
>> We have verified that xmlns:-style attributes are preserved in the
>> following browsers:
> Also works in the latest Opera 10 Beta 2 plus Unite snapshot.
> Opera 10 - Opera/9.80 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X; U; en) Presto/2.2.15
> Version/10.00
> (yeah, the UA string is like that because important websites with
> browser sniffing check version numbers, but only the first digit. I.e.
> they can't count to ten yet).

The issue now is that websites that can't "count to ten" will not realize it because their site continues to function properly.  And for sites that can count to ten, well, you've broken them too.  My own sniffer reports version 9.80 for the above UA string whereas if it was still in the "normal" Opera format, it would correctly report version 10.00.

- Bil

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