[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 9458] 'setAttribute' on a DOM element erroneously assumes a namespace, leading to a failure to set an attribute's value.

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Thu Jun 15 11:40:25 PDT 2006


------- Comment #2 from christopherbalz at yahoo.com  2006-06-15 11:40 PDT -------
Note that the problem occurs when the attribute name has a colon in it.  The
colon is a very useful device since it can indicate a application-level
namespace entirely separate from a DOM namespace.  For example, the title of an
asset on 'vox.com' is indicated by 'at:title'.  

This is *not* the title of the DOM element that envelopes the asset; rather, it
is data only of meaning to the Vox application's data schema.  Hence, the use
of the 'at:' prefix.  It could be 'app:', or any other moniker, but the basic
point is to have a prefix that indicates an application-level attribute as
distinguished from a purely DOM-specific attribute. 

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