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[whatwg] xml:lang and xmlns in HTML

From: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 20:03:51 -0500
Message-ID: <68fba5c50612011703q4cb7ee8dlcb5d12ef1baa4d4b@mail.gmail.com>
On 12/1/06, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Dec 2006, Robert Sayre wrote:
> >
> > I want to cut and paste MathML and SVG and other things into my web
> > pages.
>
> Then you'll have to use the XML variant and the XML MIME type.

Why? I don't care if features that rely on XML serialization break.

>
> The only ways to use namespaces outside of HTML right now with HTML5 DOMs
> is to either use the XML serialisation, or use a lot of very verbose
> JavaScript with DOM manipulation.
...
> Namespaces aren't supported by the "tag soup" processors. If you want to
> use namespaces, you have to use XML.
>

I don't want to use namespaces. I want to use an xmlns attribute.

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Robert Sayre
Received on Friday, 1 December 2006 17:03:51 UTC

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