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Re: SVG and MathML in text/html

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 20:46:24 +0100
Message-ID: <47DD7910.9030207@gmx.de>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: HTMLWG Tracking WG <public-html@w3.org>

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Changing the Namespace spec not to require a URI is asking for name 
>> collisions. And trying to register a new URI scheme just for naming 
>> this is a non-starter; there is already a scheme for that purpose 
>> ("URN:").
> Hey, if we can use "url:xlink" for this, that's fine too.  I don't care 

Well, it would require a URN NID, such as "w3c". So you would end up 
with something like


> what the setup is as long as there is a short prefix that all namespace 
> URIs people have to really deal with on the web have in common ("w3c:", 
> "urn:", "www:", even "http://w3.org" might be OK, but is starting to 
> push it length-wise) and the rest of the namespace URI is just a short 
> name for the specification involved ("svg", "xhtml", whatever).
> That's assuming that hand-authoring (including of scripts that have to 
> use createElementNS and company) is at all a goal, of course.  If it's 
> not, then there's nothing to discuss here.

I personally believe this shouldn't be a goal, but this is an area where 
there are strong beliefs and permathreads all over the place, so it's 
probably not constructive to discuss this here (-> URI mailing list :-).

BR, Julian
Received on Sunday, 16 March 2008 19:47:20 UTC

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