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Re: SVG and MathML in text/html

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 12:08:18 +0200
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To: HTMLWG Tracking WG <public-html@w3.org>

On Mar 10, 2008, at 11:39, Julian Reschke wrote:

> For the record: I disagree with that direction. Trying to integrate  
> SVG and MathML into HTML seems to be inferior to having a generic  
> solution.

Building above-DOM support for SVG or MathML takes more effort than  
building the below-DOM part. Chances are that if there ever is a need  
to add another substantial chunk of element vocabulary to the Web  
platform so that it doesn't fall under XHTML, SVG or MathML,  
implementing the above-DOM part will take more effort than tweaking  
the below-DOM parsing algorithm. That's why generalizing away the need  
to tweak the below-DOM part in the future seems like the wrong  
optimization especially if it the generalization requires the SVG and  
MathML cases carry more boilerplate.

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Monday, 10 March 2008 10:08:45 GMT

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