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Re: Proposed Design Principles

From: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@ulsberg.no>
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2007 01:42:17 +0200
To: "T.V Raman" <raman@google.com>, lholst@students.cs.uu.nl
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tp2usryq5rel5w@quark>

On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 22:44:11 +0200, T.V Raman <raman@google.com> wrote:

> As a specific example,  we need to address what should happen
> when HTML content is brought into XML vocabularies like RSS and
> ATOM --- the present situation is extremely messy.

I agree that this needs to be addressed, but I'm not sure I agree that the  
present situation is extremely messy in the case of Atom. Atom defines  
pretty clearly what to do and not to do about embedded languages; both XML  
and non-XML based ones.

However, since (X)HTML isn't designed to be included in other languages,  
it's a bit awkward since one can't begin to describe "valid" content in  
such contexts, since a DTD is missing and the only content present in an  
<atom:content> element is what you can put inside a (X)HTML <body> element.

Addressing this particular issue is something we need to do, but other  
than that, I think Atom handles the current state of affairs just fine. If  
you disagree, please elaborate.

Asbjørn Ulsberg           -=|=-        asbjorn@ulsberg.no
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