W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > December 2006

[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 20:55:32 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0612112054050.16529@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Mon, 11 Dec 2006, Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 06:25:27 +0600, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> >> 
> >> 1.) Inserting Sam Ruby's SVG logo into HTML, for one example.
> >
> > The <img> element already supports images in HTML. You can even embed 
> > images directly in the page with data: URIs, regardless of the format 
> > (be it PNG, JPEG, or SVG, for example.)
> 
> You won't be able to manipulate the SVG DOM in this case.

Your use case didn't mention manipulating the DOM. Moving targets are hard 
to hit -- that's why we try to list the use cases before designing the 
solution.


> >>> We already have such a mechanism, namely, plugins.
> >> 
> >> Two extension mechanisms are not possible?
> > 
> > Redundancy is always possible. Whether it is desireable is the 
> > question.
> 
> These are actually two independent aspects:
> 
> 1. Native support vs. plugins.
> 2. External resources vs. inline data.
> 
> Native support + external resources --> e.g. JPEG <img href="http://...">
> Plugins + external resources --> e.g. Flash
> Native support + inline data --> e.g. JPEG <img href="data:...">
> Plugins + inline data --> no examples yet, but why not?

"Why not" is not a design process, sorry.

-- 
Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    fL
http://ln.hixie.ch/       U+263A                /,   _.. \   _\  ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
Received on Monday, 11 December 2006 12:55:32 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 13 April 2015 23:08:31 UTC