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Re: <iframe doc="">

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 21:28:56 +0100
Message-ID: <4B5DFF08.5090702@gmx.de>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Kornel <kornel@geekhood.net>, Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> ...
> I'm not sure how markup in attributes is any worse than a data url,
> which contains precisely the same data and is in an attribute.  The
> only difference is the name of the attribute and the escaping
> requirements.  (There are a few practical differences between how data
> urls currently work and how @srcdoc works that can be significant, but
> they're not relevant to this particular concern of yours.)
> ...

Well, data URIs are already there, while srcdoc would be a new 
attribute, and we've been told by the editor that each new attribute in 
HTML costs around 1 billion dollars in 

Furthermore, the data: URI scheme allows you to specify the mime type, 
so the HTML vs XHTML question is already answered.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 25 January 2010 20:51:09 UTC

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