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HTML5 output method

From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 09:07:41 +0700
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To: public-html-xml@w3.org
On the telcon, we talked about an HTML5 output method for XSLT/XQuery.

I was looking at HTML output method for XSLT 1.0 to see how well it would
work with HTML5.

Although it's far from ideal, in practice I think it would work reasonably

HTML5 has added a few void elements that XSLT won't know about (command,
embed, keygen, source, track, wbr), but I believe HTML5's error handling
will ignore the end-tag that XSLT will generate in these cases.

Elements with a non-null namespace URI will be handled like XML, so embedded
MathML and SVG will work fine provided you do use a namespace for these (and
don't for HTML).  The user would also have to be careful to use the default
namespace rather than a prefix for SVG and MathML.

XSLT can't output <!DOCTYPE html>, but HTML5 allows <!DOCTYPE html SYSTEM
"about:legacy-compat"> as an alternative.

Have I missed any critical problems?

Received on Wednesday, 22 December 2010 02:08:14 UTC

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