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Re: SVGWG SVG-in-HTML proposal (Was: ISSUE-41: Decentralized extensibility)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 14:34:20 +0300
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Erik Dahlström <ed@opera.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A0F64B72-4D39-4934-9566-525DA4D1C1FA@iki.fi>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>

On Jul 29, 2008, at 14:22, Sam Ruby wrote:

> Not too long ago, the presumption was that trailing soliduses in  
> tags must always be treated as an error, lest the web would break.   
> This was replaced by the assumption that trailing soliduses in all  
> but a few, well defined places would be treated as an error.
> Yes, some people here have the assumption that namespace prefixes  
> must always be treated as an error, lest the web would break.

Making /> on void elements conforming and supporting arbitrary  
namespace prefix declarations are different issues.

Parsers had to skip the solidus anyway for compatibility, so it was  
only a matter of defining what's in error. However, the prefix issue  
is about adding (inefficient) processing beyond just deciding which  
processing steps emit errors.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 29 July 2008 11:35:03 UTC

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