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Re: [webcomponents] Template element parser changes => Proposal for adding DocumentFragment.innerHTML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 21:20:58 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Rafael Weinstein <rafaelw@google.com>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
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On Thu, 10 May 2012, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> 
> Still, requiring an explicit context declaration *at all* defeats most 
> of the purpose of the API.  Again, if we don't auto-detect SVG (so that 
> "<rect>" just parses as HTMLUnknownElement by default), we haven't 
> gained much, since authors will *still* have to wrap their code in a 
> regex-based detector if they expect to ever use SVG.  (An optional 
> context declaration that lets you determine which way the tagname 
> conflicts go is fine, of course.)

Can you elaborate on the use case for parsing markup into a document 
fragment when you don't know where you'll be putting the document fragment 
or what kind of content is in it?

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