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Re: SVG and MathML in text/html

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 13:10:23 -0400
Message-ID: <47DC02FF.2040703@w3.org>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: HTMLWG Tracking WG <public-html@w3.org>

Hi, Henri-

Henri Sivonen wrote (on 3/15/08 1:03 PM):
>> Because it preserves compatibility with all other SVG content and UAs, 
>> thus capitalizing on the network effect.
> That's a fallacy. As I have pointed out before, *no* SVG-in-text/html 
> scheme can capitalize on compatibility with deployed SVG-as-XML clients, 
> because the clients trip up on the text/html Content-Type or at least 
> the HTML wrapped around the SVG image.

No, that's the fallacy.

As has been pointed out numerous times, just because a piece of content 
starts in an HTML file doesn't guarantee it's going to stay there.  It 
could very well be copy-pasted into a standalone file, with absolutely 
no HTML in it, and be expected to work in an existing SVG UA.

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI
Received on Saturday, 15 March 2008 17:10:53 UTC

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