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Re: Supporting MathML and SVG in text/html, and related topics

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:19:26 +0200
To: "Paul Libbrecht" <paul@activemath.org>
Cc: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.t9q8iof364w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:49:33 +0200, Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>  
> I am only suggesting one thing: WhatWG should not come out with one
> spec, that's called HTML5 and mixes model and the parsing. WhatWG
> should come with two specs:
> - HTML5-parsing: specifying a good syntax parser that is backwards
> compatible
> - XHTML5: specifying a model that enhances HTML4 and XHTML2 models in
> the language of an XML model with the (optional) door to an HTML5-
> parsing implementation. Including exceptions to the case-sensitivity
> of some of DOM calls it that could be made there.

So far the HTML WG and WHATWG have not been able to find the resources to  
split the current specification into several. (And if we get those  
resources there are other sections worthy of being split out first, such  
as ECMAScript timers.)

> Le 16 avr. 08 à 17:21, Anne van Kesteren a écrit :
>>>> (XHTML5 is the XML serialization of the HTML 5 language. HTML5 is
>>>> the HTML serialization of HTML 5.)
>>> That's all there should be about it: converting HTML5 to XHTML5.
>> I'm not sure what you're suggesting here, but just "converting"
>> doesn't work, that would break document.write(), etc.
> document.write() is a parser call.
> I was talking of converting the spec.

Ok. (Note though that document.write() interacts with the parser and that  
therefore the "model" and the "syntax parser" are intertwined. See also  
<script src=...></script> loading, <script>...</script> execution,  
innerHTML, etc.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 17 April 2008 12:19:00 UTC

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