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Re: External Link Icons


From: Peter Krantz
Date: Oct 3, 2007 12:00PM

On 10/3/07, Cliff Tyllick < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> <html xmlns:ui="http://www.arsdigita.com/ui/1.0"
> xmlns:bebop="http://www.arsdigita.com/bebop/1.0" lang="en">
> is a relic from work done by one of our past contractors. I'm a little
> fuzzy on why it can't be removed easily. The answer I get is "bigger
> problems to solve first."

The page you linked to is a HTML 4.01 page in which XML namespaces
have no meaning. In fact xmlns is an invalid attribute in this context
as you can see if you run it through the W3C validator.

Removing or keeping the xmlns attributes has no impact on accessibility at all.