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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. ;-)

Unfortunately, IE is such a poor excuse for a browser that you won't be 
able to do much with CSS. IE only does tagsoup rendering, you're feeding 
caviar to the pigs.

> On the other hand, if the namespace prefixes 
> are different, why the backslash?

Because ':' is a special character in CSS, and has to be escaped if you 
want it to be part of a name selector.

> 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?

CSS is *not* in a comment, that's just a broken hack. CSS has the 
ability to match on element names, and naturally this includes the 
ability to match namespaces.

Robin Berjon


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