The per-element-type namespace partition

Tim Bray tbray at
Mon Dec 20 21:45:48 GMT 1999

At 01:00 PM 12/20/99 -0800, Don Park wrote:
>Tim Bray wrote:
>>Another way to ask the same question is: in
>><html:a href="foo">, what namespace is href in?
>How about "attributes inherit the element's namespace?"

That is equivalent to asserting that

<html:a html:href="foo"> and
<html:a href="foo">

must always in all languages and in all applications be considered
identical.  Which is not an unreasonable viewpoint.  But the WG at
the time, after lengthy consideration, couldn't swallow it. -Tim

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