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Re: MathML in HTML: syntax for hypertext links

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2009 11:25:10 +0200
To: "David Carlisle" <davidc@nag.co.uk>, hsivonen@iki.fi
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.urs0f8sn64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>
On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 11:16:41 +0200, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>  
>> Actually, the parsing side of xlink:href in HTML5 is a solved problem.
> Henri, sorry if this is a silly question, but do you mean it's solved in
> Gecko or solved in the html5 specification?

HTML5 maps xlink:href attributes correctly for foreign content. I.e. they  
end up in the right namespace and all at the DOM-level.

> And aside from any hopefully temporary problems with xlink in mathml in
> Gecko. Have you any thoughts on whether we should allow href everywhere
> in mathml.
> Was for example the xhtml2 style of href on all html elements considered
> and rejected for html5, or has it just not come up?

It has been considered, yes:


(I'd personally be happy if MathML moved away from the mess that is XLink,  
but I've no idea how feasible that is.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 3 April 2009 09:26:01 UTC

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