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Re: SVG and MathML in text/html

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 03:23:51 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0803151023m441aa620y6b61a90f62c5cab4@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Doug Schepers" <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "HTMLWG Tracking WG" <public-html@w3.org>

People also expect authoring practices they learn to be transferrable.


On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 3:10 AM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:
>
>  Hi, Henri-
>
>  Henri Sivonen wrote (on 3/15/08 1:03 PM):
>
> >
>  >> Because it preserves compatibility with all other SVG content and UAs,
>  >> thus capitalizing on the network effect.
>  >
>  > That's a fallacy. As I have pointed out before, *no* SVG-in-text/html
>  > scheme can capitalize on compatibility with deployed SVG-as-XML clients,
>  > because the clients trip up on the text/html Content-Type or at least
>  > the HTML wrapped around the SVG image.
>
>  No, that's the fallacy.
>
>  As has been pointed out numerous times, just because a piece of content
>  starts in an HTML file doesn't guarantee it's going to stay there.  It
>  could very well be copy-pasted into a standalone file, with absolutely
>  no HTML in it, and be expected to work in an existing SVG UA.
>
>
>
>  Regards-
>  -Doug Schepers
>  W3C Team Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI
>
>
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