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Re: New elements vs. Trident

From: Dean Edwards <dean@edwards.name>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 01:31:03 +0100
Message-ID: <46EDCAC7.1070808@edwards.name>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> Namespace hacks are certainly an appealing option, if they can avoid the 
> need for script. But how would you make this work in both IE and in 
> other browsers (including newer browsers that actually support the 
> hypothetical newelement)? Would you conditionally serve as HTML to IE 
> and XHTML to other browsers?

The namespaced solution works for XHTML served as HTML which everyone 
seems to hate.

Further, the IE namespaced version works with any DOCTYPE. Other 
browsers will of course respect the DOCTYPE and complain that xmlns is 
not a valid HTML attribute..

I thought it was worth mentioning then namespace hack but I don't see it 
solving the underlying problem for MSIE's DOM parser.

Received on Monday, 17 September 2007 00:27:12 UTC

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