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Point of Extensibility (was: An observation on the MathML discussion, was: hand authoring web pages (was Re: Exploring new vocabularies for HTML, was: SVG in text/html, was: Point of Extensibility)

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 14:16:48 -0400
Message-ID: <47F27C10.6020804@w3.org>
To: public-html@w3.org

Hi, Julian-

Julian Reschke wrote (on 4/1/08 11:56 AM):
> OK,
> I can't help noticing that instead of discussing the general 
> extensibility problem, the WG is now spending tons of cycles discussing 
> lots of ways to mark up math, discusses changes to MathML (like 
> inferring elements), and so on.
> I think it would be a lot more productive to leave the Math markup 
> related issues to the experts in the MathML WG, and instead focus on 
> solving the generic extensibility problem for using XML inside HTML5.

This is the approach I've taken with the SVG proposal [1], which I've 
extended to address MathML.  It could use more critique and more 
details.  Everyone should feel free to pitch in.  Ian has said he'd like 
to close this issue by Friday, so help from those conversant in the 
parsing and

[1] http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Diagrams_in_HTML

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI
Received on Tuesday, 1 April 2008 18:17:25 UTC

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