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

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Robin Berjon wrote:

> 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.

yea, well, so you consider 80-90% of users pigs. interesting. (oh, I see 
-- *.fr)

can you tell me about another browser that handles it? can you tell me 
about another browser that has the ability to do schema validation of 
xml? (seriously -- I'm interested)

>> 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.


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