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   Re: [xml-dev] CSS Scoping in XML Namespaces

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

> Thanks Robert.  Fortunately, I only have to 
> contend with IE for this project.  Closed worlds 
> are scoped worlds by definition. ;-)
> On the other hand, if the namespace prefixes 
> are different, why the backslash?
> Considering that CSS is in it's own syntax, 
> and inside a comment, there is a distinctly 
> weird feel to the concept of it having ANY 
> impact on the XML namespaces.  Obviously it 
> does.  Is that informally specified, formally 
> specified, or just another "gotta do it 
> somehow because of legacies" solution?

I mis-typed my first sentence. I should have been 'escape the colon with 
a backslash.'

I am not sure if it is formally specified.

...Just did a quick search but too many irrelevant results turned up...

I have been using it for about 4 years.

sorry I could be more informative,

> len
> From: Robert Koberg [mailto:rob@koberg.com]
> Hi,
> just escape the backslash. I have only used this in IE, so test in other 
> browsers...
> <style>
> myns1\:myelement {
> color:purple;
> }
> myns2\:myelement {
> color:#fff;
> }
> </style>
> Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>>The subject says it.   What are the rules (if any) 
>>for the scoping of CSS declarations with regards 
>>to XML documents with multiple namespaces?  For 
>>example, SVG/VML etc., within X(HTML)?


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