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

On Mon, 14 Apr 2008, Jirka Kosek wrote:
> But I have to say, that I still don't see advantages of implanting SVG, 
> MathML and user defined data into HTML serialization. This will make 
> parsing even more complex, additional constraints on SVG and MathML 
> content in HTML must be obeyed, etc. This will not simplify anything, it 
> will just make HTML syntax and parsing bigger mess.
> While not simply allow such features only in XML serialization where XML 
> namespaces could do the job without introducing any new features? HTML 
> serialization will remain easier and will be there for handling legacy 
> stuff and for people who want to create simple webpages without worrying 
> about missing closed tag. But if anyone wants by hand create MathML, 
> SVG, user defined markup he/she is for sure enough capable to work also 
> with XML syntax.

I actually completely agree with the above viewpoint, but there was 
overwhelming support for MathML and SVG in text/html and there were some 
strong arguments put forward to support the requests.

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Received on Monday, 14 April 2008 19:52:17 UTC