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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.

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Tuesday, 29 July 2008 11:35:03 GMT

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