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> Unfortunately, it's not aesthetics, but the unknowably-sized matter of
> deployed base that concerns me. I think the best we can hope for is to
> say that the if an element is part of a namespace, then unqualified
> attribute names violate validity constraints. I *might* go along with
> "the result of their presence is undefined," but I think core XML has
> managed to avoid such "is out of scope" issues so far, and I'd hate to
> to be the first.
> How's that for a compromise?
That's not a compromise at all it would just break almost all documents
that use namespaces.
If I read the above right you are saying that
should have an undefined meaning as a is in the html namespace and href
Perhaps you meant at the same time to change the rule so that the
default namespace applied to attributes. but then you break every
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