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Bug 7766 - Fallback namespace overlap/repetition ignored
Summary: Fallback namespace overlap/repetition ignored
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: NE
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-09-29 16:43 UTC by Nikunj Mehta
Modified: 2010-10-04 13:55 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Nikunj Mehta 2009-09-29 16:43:09 UTC
	A fallback namespace must not be listed more than once

Turns out if a namespace is repeated, it is simply ignored. See step 28 of The normative text does not need require MUST NOT behavior if it is really easy to just ignore to deal with the repetition.
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2009-09-30 10:10:52 UTC
I disagree; if something is repeated, it's almost certainly an error, and it is more helpful to inform the author of such errors than to allow them.
Comment 2 Anne 2009-10-19 18:16:29 UTC
Nikunj, why did you change the resolution to FIXED? The specification did not change.
Comment 3 Nikunj Mehta 2009-10-19 18:22:02 UTC
I misunderstood the bug status. 

I am fine with the editor's comment on this bug.