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Re: Point of Extensibility

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 12:03:24 -0400
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF86EF2016.5660FFE5-ON85257420.0057E8CB-85257420.00583406@us.ibm.com>
Doug Schepers wrote on 04/03/2008 10:32:28 AM:
>
> Unsurprisingly, a known namespace declaration that matches the known
> root element is the clearest way forward for this.
>
> root: <svg>, namespace: "http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"
> root: <math>, namespace: "http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML"
>
> Should we consider RDF on this short list?  Metadata is also core
> functionality, in addition to text, math, and graphics.

Typical usage of MathML is unprefixed.
Inline SVG is often unprefixed, despite W3C recommendations to the
contrary.
Typical usage of RDF is prefixed.

An example to ponder, merely for the parsing issues alone, can be found at:

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_talk:Bart-logo.svg

- Sam Ruby
Received on Thursday, 3 April 2008 16:04:35 UTC

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