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RE: MathML-in-HTML5

From: Paul Topping <pault@dessci.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 16:56:30 -0700
Message-ID: <D1EFB337111B674B8F1BE155B01C6DD6013A74F1@franklin.corp.dessci>
To: "Roger B. Sidje" <rbs@maths.uq.edu.au>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: <www-math@w3.org>, <dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org>, "David Carlisle" <davidc@nag.co.uk>

IE handles multiple namespaces in HTML+XML. There is nothing special
about the "m". To my knowledge, it doesn't handle nested XML islands,
though.  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dev-tech-mathml-bounces@lists.mozilla.org 
> [mailto:dev-tech-mathml-bounces@lists.mozilla.org] On Behalf 
> Of Roger B. Sidje
> Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 4:41 PM
> To: Ian Hickson
> Cc: www-math@w3.org; dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org; David Carlisle
> Subject: Re: MathML-in-HTML5
> 
> On 4/10/2006 9:19 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > 
> > So basically, it's the same as tag soup. I don't really see 
> an advantage 
> > to going down that route (with its complexities like 
> namespace prefixes, 
> > etc)
> 
> One could also think that prefixed tags are random tags in general.
> 
> Is it because you are thinking globally w.r.t. multiple 
> mixings? Such as
> <m:tag> <n:tag>...</n:tag> </m:tag>?
> 
> (I am not sure what IE does if n: is attached to a plug-in.)
> 
> If it just for the single MathML containment, the starting 
> patch that I 
> made emulates what IE+MathPlayer does:
> 
> <html xmlns:m="mathml-namespace">, then
> <m:math>...</m:math> in the document
> 
> or
> 
> <math xmlns="mathml-namespace">...</math>
> with no need for a declaration in <html>
> 
> (So it is a proof-of-concept of that emulation, and as the 
> patch showed, 
> not that invasive to emulate.)
> ---
> RBS
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