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Extensibility strategies, was: Deciding in public (Was: SVGWG SVG-in-HTML proposal)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 20:11:52 +0200
Message-ID: <489351E8.4060502@gmx.de>
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
CC: 'Karl Dubost' <karl@w3.org>, 'Ian Hickson' <ian@hixie.ch>, 'Sam Ruby' <rubys@us.ibm.com>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>

Justin James wrote:
>> 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.

Yes, understood. If there's no extensibility model, but you want to 
extend, you need to use a hack.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 1 August 2008 18:12:37 UTC

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