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Re: Processing Instructions, not Magic Comments

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 00:01:36 -0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)
To: Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>
cc: <www-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.31.0106302357290.1008-100000@HIXIE.netscape.com>
On Sun, 1 Jul 2001, Arjun Ray wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Jun 2001, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> On Wed, 27 Jun 2001, William F. Hammond wrote:
>>> No, the new user agent needs, like Amaya, to make a quick early
>>> decision about which way to go.
>> No-one has yet suggested such a mechanism that I have not shown is
>> flawed except for one, the embedded-magical-comment.
> Other than giving the pope heartburn, what's wrong with a processing
> instruction?  (That's what they were invented for, after all.)

Pages that comply to the Appendix C guidelines can't contain them.
(They're not tag-soup-compatible, apparently.)

> [Also, you seem to be alluding to at least one prior discussion. Can
> you provide a URL?  Thanks.]

This is a recurring discussion. Search for "MathML in XHTML", "XHTML as
text/html", "MathML in text/html", and other such topics in www-html,
www-talk, w3c-html-wg, mozilla-mathml and probably several other such
lists, Mozilla's bug database, and so on. If that doesn't bring up
anything then ask again and I'll dig up some links. I'd be surprised if it
didn't, though, since it seems that I'm permanently watching or
participating in a conversation in this topic in some forum or another...

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