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[whatwg] HTML5 XML ISLAND ELEMENT

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:41:26 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1008242240370.1138@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 28 Jul 2010, Ungureanu Dumitru wrote:
>
> One thing that would help with the microformats in a more consistent 
> way, as wel as with the hole x(ht)ml content, would be if an XML Island 
> element was part of the standard. There is a power of XML that XHTML 
> specs sow in HTML, but XHTML was never the answer. XML content should 
> have had a wrapper element of it's own. It's implementation should be 
> more descriptive than the one Microsoft provided, more close to the 
> definition list element, in order to provide a mechanism for describing 
> the DTD in that xml island:?<xml><xml-dt>DTD goes 
> here</xml-dt><xml-dd>xml string goes here<xml-dd></xml>.

Could you describe in more detail what problem it is this would be 
solving? I don't understand the use case here.

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