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Re: [whatwg] XML data islands related question

From: Randy <Randy@ProWebDesign.nl>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 16:55:42 +0100
Message-Id: <C77B8029-E9B2-4722-ABF1-9A1C3F88DEE6@ProWebDesign.nl>
To: Neerja Anand <neerja@kynex.com>
Cc: "<whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>" <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
As far as I'm aware, Data Blocks should be or is part of HTML5. See https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Using_XML_Data_Islands_in_Mozilla for more info. 


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On 7 feb. 2013, at 15:47, "Neerja Anand" <neerja@kynex.com> wrote:

> Hello - it appears that XML data islands (originally created by Microsoft)
> have been discontinued in the newer browsers. We wanted to request they
> could be supported as an addon/plugin into the browser if not incorporated
> into the browser by default. We understand that this was a Microsoft only
> feature but they are extremely helpful to our business and their
> discontinuation would highly affect our business. Our request is to make
> them as an HTML5 standard, so all browsers would then have to support this
> feature. This would make the life of us developers much easier. We are not
> asking for Microsoft's version of XML data islands specifically, but would
> want this feature as a standard in some version. We noticed there is
> something new called Data Block which may be similar to XML data islands,
> but couldn't find much information on it to proceed. If you know of Data
> Blocks being an alternative to XML data islands, then if you could provide
> some documentation or point us to the location where we can get more
> information (with examples on how to use them) that would be very helpful as
> well.
> Any feedback on this would be appreciated.
> Thanks very much in advance!
> Neerja Anand
> neerja@kynex.com
Received on Thursday, 7 February 2013 15:57:35 UTC

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