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Re: Back to the future (was: New HTML/XML Task Force Report published)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 06:44:31 -0700 (PDT)
To: public-html-xml@w3.org
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Robin Berjon wrote:
> On Apr 11, 2011, at 14:52 , Henri Sivonen wrote:
> > Historical side note: This technique has been documented in the /TR/
> > space since 1998! http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-xh#script-hack
> Wow, this document is nothing short of fascinating! How did you come
> across it?

I looked up XMP specs in the context of a public-html thread. Then out of curiosity, I took a look at the section about embedding XMP packets in HTML to see what syntax Adobe chose to use and the spec references that Note. (Section 2.5.1 in http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/xmp/pdfs/XMPSpecificationPart3.pdf )

> I note that in addition to the usage of script, the document mentions
> the possibility of using <applet> to hide some XML.

<applet> doesn't work, because its contents are parsed normally. (<applet> is abnormal, though, in the sense that it is scoping, so if </applet> is lost, there's no escape out of <applet>.)

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 11 April 2011 13:44:59 UTC

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