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Re: Exploring new vocabularies for HTML

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 21:58:07 -0400
To: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org, public-html-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF484CB5DF.15793AA7-ON8525741A.000A9729-8525741A.000AD0A0@us.ibm.com>
James Graham wrote on 03/27/2008 05:49:39 PM:
>
> Jeff Schiller wrote:
> > Here's another use case:
> >
> > 5. The ability to animate elements in a web page (hypertext, vector
> > graphics) without using script.
>
> It's not clear to me that "without script" is a problem statement,
> rather it seems to be part of a solution. What are the use cases that
> you believe require scriptless animation? (I'm not suggesting valid use
> cases don't exist, just that the haven't been clearly stated yet).

Syndication.  Most consumers of feeds are uncomfortable running arbitrary
scripts from unknown sources.  Most strip all scripts.  Declarative markup
is much easier to sanitize.  Planet HTML5 is a concrete use case.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Thursday, 27 March 2008 21:59:03 GMT

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