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Re: Error handling for SVG and MathML in HTML

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 17:02:38 +0200
Cc: "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com>, "Ben Boyle" <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, Erik Dahlström <ed@opera.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, public-html-request@w3.org
Message-Id: <557C7204-7043-4324-B639-3870DF16A36D@iki.fi>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>

On Mar 19, 2008, at 15:13, Sam Ruby wrote:
> OK, then I will simply point to correct SVG fragments that conform  
> to the "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1 plus MathML 2.0 plus SVG 1.1//EN" DTD:
> http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/~distler/blog/archives/001475.html
> Note the use of prefixes.  A use that is mandated by the DTD.

I think being compatible with the usual output from Illustrator  
(copying and pasting the <svg> tree--not the prolog cruft) is more  
important than being compatible with a relatively obscure DTD. Those  
prefixes are not there because of SVG editors or renderers. They are  
there because of limitations of DTDs. DTDs are dead as far as HTML5 is  

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 19 March 2008 15:03:30 UTC

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