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Re: The problems with namespaces in text/html (Was: MathML-in-HTML5)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 18:00:07 +0000 (UTC)
To: juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com
Cc: www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0610101756290.1637@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 6 Oct 2006 juanrgonzaleza@canonicalscience.com wrote:
> >
> > I've seen hundreds of thousands of occurances of bogus meaningless 
> > things like this:
> >
> >   <br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">
> >
> > ...as well as many thousands of pages with xmlns="" values pointing to 
> > their own sites (as opposed to any sort of half-sensible namespace).
> 
> Your above <br> example, i would call that misuse, rather than use, of 
> the xmlns.

Oh it's clearly a misuse (it's non-conformant); but, it's there.


> Then now Mozilla is moving to Math(T)ml into HTML 5 but what about XML?

I do not believe any of the people proposing that HTML should include some 
variant of Math markup are suggesting that MathML in XML should in any way 
be changed.


> P.S: You have said too many times that you could not implement original 
> CCS-Math draft not MathML into HTML 5 because technical motives with the 
> browser. You now add:
> 
> > I've worked with one browser vendor who tried implementing this 
> > namespace thing before, and had to back out because it broke real 
> > content in pretty fundamental ways.)
> 
> I recommend you a change in your

Your e-mail seemed incomplete.

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