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RE: Deciding in public (Was: SVGWG SVG-in-HTML proposal)

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 14:07:22 -0400
To: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "'Karl Dubost'" <karl@w3.org>
Cc: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, "'Sam Ruby'" <rubys@us.ibm.com>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <03ee01c8f401$71ead860$55c08920$@com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Julian Reschke
> Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 1:44 PM
> To: Karl Dubost
> Cc: Ian Hickson; Sam Ruby; 'HTML WG'
> Subject: Re: Deciding in public (Was: SVGWG SVG-in-HTML proposal)
> Yet another example where people resorted to hacks in order to work
> around the missing extensibility model.

Browser vendors have been pulling tricks like this forever. Remember when
the <script> tag was allowed (indeed, *supposed to*) appear within <!-- -->
comments, so that browsers that did not support scripting wouldn't trip over
it? At least in that case, they were using a hack to try to avoid causing
problems that their un-standardized extension was creating.

Received on Friday, 1 August 2008 18:08:38 UTC

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