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Detailed review of section "Namespaces"

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 11:59:41 +0300
Message-Id: <1911EFE2-D3E4-4BD4-88D1-B1E6679138E3@iki.fi>
To: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>

This section is fine as far as HTML elements go. For reasons of  
backwards compatibility, the we have only one namespace we can use  
and this section correctly designates exactly that namespace.

However, the spec should give guidance on integration of elements  
from certain well-known foreign namespaces into the XML  
serialization. This guidance doesn't need to be in this particular  
section, though.

For further opinion about foreign namespaces in the XML  
serialization, please refer to
http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2007-February/ 
009631.html

Aside:
As for foreign namespaces in the text/html serialization, I think the  
matter of serializing MathML and SVG in text/html has not been  
pursued far enough yet and is still worth pursuing by this WG. (For  
potential problems, please refer to http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/ 
~distler/blog/archives/001324.html#BloggyF1 ) However, this kind of  
extension to the parsing algorithm would be relatively independent of  
the rest of the specification, so lack of conclusive research in this  
area should not by any means slow down work on other areas of the  
draft or the publication of the draft as a WD.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Friday, 6 July 2007 08:59:54 GMT

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