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Re: Making it possible to use an <svg> root in text/html

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 10:25:35 +0200
Message-Id: <BD13027C-8508-4523-B03B-C6F2ACDDC870@iki.fi>
To: www-archive@w3.org, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On Mar 4, 2009, at 16:59, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> I don't have an informed opinion yet whether enabling <svg> as root  
> in text/html at all is a good idea. But if we do it, I see point in  
> making it an error.

Oops. s/see point/see no point/

On Mar 4, 2009, at 21:19, Doug Schepers wrote:

> Maybe we could come back to this after SVG-in-text/html has been  
> deployed and used to solve real-world problems, so we can get  
> developer and designer feedback about how something like Henri's  
> proposal would affect them.

It's not a proposal--at least not at this time. There was IRC  
discussion on #whatwg about enabling <svg> as root[1]. This was  
sparked by a bullet point on the SVG WG's wiki[2]. I wrote down some  
implications from the parser point of view that I pondered immediately  
after the discussion[3][4].

I don't have an informed opinion yet on whether enabling <svg> as root  
in text/html is a good idea. Forming an informed opinion would require  
research about existing content and further discussion on what  
slippery slopes there'd be (such as the slippery slope of making <?xml  
encoding="..."?> set the encoding in text/html which could easily  
break existing content and which would be implementation-wise an  
annoying addition to the already too crazy encoding information  
situation with text/html).

[1] http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20090304#l-310
[2] http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/WG/wiki/SVG_in_text-html_2009
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2009Mar/0006.html
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2009Mar/0007.html
Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 5 March 2009 08:26:32 UTC

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