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Bug 7786 - change priority for online whitelist namespaces other than *
Summary: change priority for online whitelist namespaces other than *
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: NE
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-10-01 14:11 UTC by Anne
Modified: 2010-10-04 14:27 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Anne 2009-10-01 14:11:56 UTC
I raised this originally on the WHATWG mailing list and there was not much discussion there or different opinions. I think the change makes sense if we are to keep the online whitelist which I believe we do want to keep.

The suggestion is to give online whitelist namespaces that are not a single * character priority over fallback namespaces in the "Changes to the networking model" section. This allows you to give everything a fallback using the / fallback namespace except for a few online whitelist namespaces listed in the online whitelist namespace section without requiring fallback entries for them.

I have not heard a drawback to this proposal so far.