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Re: On ISSUE-41: Decentralized extensibility

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 10:51:51 +0200
Message-ID: <488059A7.9060703@gmx.de>
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Chris Wilson wrote:
> I just realized I'd never sent my opinion about extensibility in HTML.
> 
> In short, I think extensibility is a very good idea, with some parameters around it.  Particularly as I look at the challenges of sanely incorporating vocabularies such as SVG and MathML, and then what we would need to do when the next vocabulary comes along, it would seem to be a necessity (or we're just encouraging people to roll their own).  I think it's a poor language that doesn't think about its own extensibility, particularly when its own vocabulary already approaches "prohibitively large".

Indeed.

It's kind of sad that we even need to debate this.

BR, Julian
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