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Re: several messages about New Vocabularies in text/html

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 09:07:24 +0200
Message-ID: <47F330AC.7050102@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, Neil Soiffer <Neils@dessci.com>, public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org

Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
> On Tue, 1 Apr 2008, Neil Soiffer wrote:
>> I meant that content MathML doesn't need to be directly supported.  
>> However, it should be accepted as part of <annotation-xml>, where it is 
>> easily ignored.
> 
> HTML5 today has about 110 elements. Presentational MathML has about 30. 
> Content MathML has about 140.
> 
> _Doubling_ the number of elements allowed in text/html just so that all 
> those elements can be ignored seems like a fundamentally bad idea. (It 
> also more than doubles the number of elements that the parser has to know 
> about.)
> ...

The solution is not to add them to HTML (nor SVG, nor...), but to define 
an extensibility point.

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 2 April 2008 07:14:50 GMT

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