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Re: [whatwg] Exploring new vocabularies for HTML

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:59:25 -0700
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org, public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <E60DDCFE-9F9C-483C-8A7C-3FB27A759C72@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>


On Mar 24, 2008, at 1:58 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

>
> I've started trying to distill problem descriptions out of the 367 e- 
> mails
> about using markup from namespaces other than HTML in text/html that  
> are
> currently in the WHATWG Issues List. [1]
>
> I'm putting what I find into a page on the WHATWG wiki. [2]
>
> If anyone wants to help out, please coordinate with me on #whatwg on
> Freenode IRC or #html-wg on W3C IRC, or drop me an e-mail.
>
> [1] http://www.whatwg.org/issues/#html-parsing-rules-namespaces-discussion
> [2] http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/New_Vocabularies

Here's a use case that hasn't been previously mentioned:

* Include "bindings" in the style of XBL, XBL2 or Windows HTCs inline  
in a text/html document, much as scripts and stylesheets can be  
included inline.

I'm not sure this is very strong (external files only for bindings in  
text/html doesn't seem like a huge problem) but XBL2 can be supported  
inline in application/xhtml+xml, so presumably this isn't considered  
completely pointless. I can imagine this being handy during  
exploratory programming, or in cases where it's desirable to deliver  
as much as possible in a single resource so everything goes inline in  
the HTML.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 25 March 2008 20:00:08 UTC

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