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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 16:36:03 +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: <EBF78DA4-4D02-4429-83A0-1C9693289838@iki.fi>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>

On Jul 29, 2008, at 15:00, Sam Ruby wrote:

> It might turn out that namespace prefixes in a few well defined  
> places is possible, or that the predictable error recovery currently  
> specified can be tweaked (while still retaining the quality of being  
> predictable).


Indeed, it seems feasible to have a reasonable number of attribute  
names that have hard-wired prefixes when DOM consistency with legacy  
browsers is not needed. (DOM consistency with legacy browsers was  
needed in the case of ARIA for styling.) Hard-wired prefixes don't  
break efficient early interning and do not introduce the problem of  
psychotic use of namespaces. The MathML-in-text/html feature of HTML5  
already specifies handling of such attributes (e.g. xml:lang and  
xlink:href).

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Henri Sivonen
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