Is it a terminology issue, or a deeper problem, that we have both
When a _foreign element_ has one of the namespaced attributes given by
the local name and namespace of the first and second cells of a row
from the following table, it must be written using the name given by
the third cell from the same row. . . xml:base . . . xml:space
[Section 188.8.131.52 Attributes, in Section 8 The HTML Syntax]
Authors must not use the xml:base attribute in _HTML documents_.
[Section 184.108.40.206 The xml:base attribute (XML only)]
That is, the former appears to allow xml:base on foreign elements,
while the latter appears to forbid it. Please clarify this in the
spec. one way or the other --- our preference would be for the xml:
attributes to be allowed on foreign elements.
Submitted on behalf of the XML Core WG
I think they should be allowed on HTML elements as well. They can be set by script, and xml:base might well be useful.
This bug was cloned to create bug 17890 as part of operation convergence.
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