Re: SVG and MathML in text/html

On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 16:44:34 +0100, Jeff Schiller <>  
> In fairness, unlike XHTML, Henri's suggestion allows the existing
> deployed SVG content (i.e. conforming XML) to be used directly in
> HTML5, it just doesn't condem the content if it's non-conforming XML.
> My only fear is that this will eventually allow tutorials out there to
> drop some of the XML aspects and end up with non-conforming SVG
> fragments that cannot be read into tools as standalone documents.

SVG fragments in XHTML can already not be imported in SVG tools without  
issues. Consider references to elsewhere in the document (outside the  
fragment), dependencies on ECMAScript functions defined in an XHTML  
<script> block that resides in the <head> element, et cetera. In the end  
you want tools that support both and not just the graphic. After all, if  
all you care about is the grahpic, you might as well use <object> or <img>.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Tuesday, 11 March 2008 21:38:56 UTC