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Re: SVG and MathML in text/html

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 16:12:18 +0000
Cc: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Doug Schepers" <schepers@w3.org>, "HTMLWG Tracking WG" <public-html@w3.org>
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To: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>

On 15 Mar 2008, at 15:16, Ben Boyle wrote:

> These things are authoring nightmares. Just don't do it. Consistency  
> please!

You can't plain have consistency: you need to be inconsistent somewhere.

There are two options as I see it:

1) We remain consistent with SVG/MathML elsewhere, and require it to  
be well-formed XML within HTML, and refuse to render them if they are  

2) We remain consistent with HTML, and have full non-draconian error- 

The two are mutually exclusive. As we are dealing with HTML, I'd much  
rather see HTML remain consistent (i.e., option 2) and not go against  
the basic principles it relies on (e.g., not dying on an error).

Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Saturday, 15 March 2008 16:12:56 UTC

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