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Re: Namespace and Specification Clarity

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  • Randy Morin
    If 3.3 says... ... and it says ... otherwhere, then I MIGHT jump to the conclusion that it is allowed to have namespaced extensions within the base RSS
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 15, 2006
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      If 3.3 says...

      >For all elements that enclose
      >character data, the text must be interpreted as plain text with the
      >exception of an item's description element, which must be suitable
      >for presentation as HTML. All of these elements must not contain
      >child elements.

      and it says

      > None of the restrictions described in this document apply to
      > elements defined in a namespace.

      otherwhere, then I MIGHT jump to the conclusion that it is allowed
      to have namespaced extensions within the base RSS elements that
      enclose character data. Which is not the intent, if you try to read
      between the lines.

      Just a thought,

      Randy


      --- In rss-public@yahoogroups.com, "rcade" <rcade@...> wrote:
      >
      > Allowing for RSS elements defined in a namespace causes some
      sections
      > of the draft specification to be less clear than they would be
      > otherwise, because they have to explicitly qualify the fact that
      they
      > don't apply to namespaced elements.
      >
      > For example, the Character Data section begins "For all elements
      > defined in this specification that enclose character data" instead
      of
      > "All elements that enclose character data".
      >
      > The spec could include a sentence in the Introduction that places
      > namespaced elements outside the rules delineated in the spec:
      >
      > "None of the restrictions described in this document apply to
      elements
      > defined in a namespace."
      >
      > Can anyone foresee an unintended consequence of this addition? I'd
      > love to chop out the qualifiers that only apply to namespaces in
      the
      > remainder of the spec.
      >
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