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Re: Publication of specifications as HTML5

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:41:55 +0100
Message-ID: <4E4E7633.9090908@nag.co.uk>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: spec-prod@w3.org
On 19/08/2011 15:09, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> Thus, with Polyglot Markup you*could*  use inline mathml and svg.

My point is that the syntactic variation between xml and html4 and html5
are not really so interesting/important here, (so polyglot or not isn't
so important either). The point (As Richard Ishida made using some other
examples) is what structural elements do we want to allow and, related,
what browsers do we want to support.

If there is a requirement to support browsers that don't do mathml or
svg or canvas or dir=auto or.... then we need to omit those features (or
specify exactly how fallback is supposed to work) for normative
documents. The question about whether to use xml or html5 syntax for the
features that are allowed may come up, but it is less important as it's
fairly trivial for anyone processing a document to serialise an html
document as xml or an xml document as html, but if examples are in
mathml or canvas or assume full bidi processing, then the document is
pretty hard to read using a browser without those features.


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