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Re: Distributed Extensibility

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2007 12:34:34 +0300
Message-Id: <8DFA2542-8FD9-481E-9F48-6FE177C04681@iki.fi>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>

On Aug 4, 2007, at 18:11, Sam Ruby wrote:

> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> I'm still not sure if the proposal is about non-browser consuming  
>> software in private systems only or also about browser consumers  
>> on the public Web.
> Also.


> You are asking these questions in the context of a mailing list.   
> This mailing list is predicated on the assumption that an alternate  
> syntax than XML is worth pursuing.

This mailing list is predicated on the assumption that text/html is  
worth improving as a means of delivering content to Web browsers. The  
founding materials of this WG seem to make a specific effort to sooth  
XML stake holders that we aren't stepping on the toes of XML in other  
contexts. Moreover, individual participants seem to hold a whole  
spectrum of opinions on the relationship of HTML and XML. I don't  
think the context of this mailing list is sufficient to determine  
where you are on the XML vs. text/html opinion spectrum.

> I'm proposing that given this input:
>   <o:p><![CDATA[x]]></o:p>
> HTML5 would treat that as:
>   <o:p>x/o:p>


On the face of it, it seems to me that making <![CDATA[x]]> mean  
different things depending on whether the parent element name has a  
colon in it would confuse the ViewSourceClan (although I can  
appreciate the suggestion as a fallback hack).

Henri Sivonen
Received on Sunday, 5 August 2007 09:34:47 UTC

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