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Re: SVG and MathML in text/html

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 12:08:18 +0200
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To: HTMLWG Tracking WG <public-html@w3.org>

On Mar 10, 2008, at 11:39, Julian Reschke wrote:

> For the record: I disagree with that direction. Trying to integrate  
> SVG and MathML into HTML seems to be inferior to having a generic  
> solution.

Building above-DOM support for SVG or MathML takes more effort than  
building the below-DOM part. Chances are that if there ever is a need  
to add another substantial chunk of element vocabulary to the Web  
platform so that it doesn't fall under XHTML, SVG or MathML,  
implementing the above-DOM part will take more effort than tweaking  
the below-DOM parsing algorithm. That's why generalizing away the need  
to tweak the below-DOM part in the future seems like the wrong  
optimization especially if it the generalization requires the SVG and  
MathML cases carry more boilerplate.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 10 March 2008 10:08:45 UTC

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