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Re: MathML in HTML: syntax for hypertext links

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 10:11:14 +0300
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <173216D3-3437-4388-9E37-0911A9A0808F@iki.fi>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
On Apr 3, 2009, at 02:20, David Carlisle wrote:

> It has become painfully obvious that relying on an external
> specification for linking is not ideal (Firefox 3 pulled support for
> xlink, thus removing link support from all existing XHTML+MathML  
> pages).
> Also relying on (necessarily :-prefixed) xlink attributes for linking
> will presumably cause problems for html5 integration.


Actually, the parsing side of xlink:href in HTML5 is a solved problem.

In Gecko, the above-DOM part depends on the same code as the XML side,  
so xlink:href on MathML nodes is useless until the earlier accident  
with MathML xlink:href support in general is addressed.

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
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