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Bug 6776 - Note the XSLT implications of assigning HTML elements into the namespace
Summary: Note the XSLT implications of assigning HTML elements into the http://www.w3....
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: NoReply
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-04-06 08:15 UTC by Henri Sivonen
Modified: 2010-10-04 14:48 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Henri Sivonen 2009-04-06 08:15:28 UTC
Please add a note the the HTML 5 spec that points out that implementors who implement HTML 5 DOM compliance and implement DOM-to-DOM XSLT transforms need to take into account the things recounted in bug 6775.
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2009-06-01 20:08:34 UTC
Could you elaborate?
Comment 2 Henri Sivonen 2009-06-02 08:38:30 UTC
Summarizing from bug 6775:

When the output method is "html" (either explicitly or via the defaulting rule in XSLT 1.0), the XSLT processor is outputting into a DOM5 tree and the transformation program outputs an element in no namespace, the processor must (prior to constructing the DOM element node):
1) change the namespace of the element to
2) ASCII-lowercase the local name of the element
3) ASCII-lowercase the local names of no-namespace attributes on the element
Comment 3 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2009-06-02 08:41:15 UTC
That sounds like a set of requirements that violate XSLT, not a note. Could you clarify? Where would you want these rules?
Comment 4 Henri Sivonen 2009-06-04 08:32:28 UTC
Yeah, it's a willful violation of XSLT 1.0. However, Gecko already had a willful violation of XSLT 1.0 in this area (for lowercasing). This willful violation needs to be if we want compat with existing content.

I guess the spec text could live near the DOM Core API deltas.
Comment 5 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2009-06-26 06:34:59 UTC
ok, how's that?
Comment 6 Maciej Stachowiak 2010-03-14 13:18:43 UTC
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