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Re: Error handling for SVG and MathML in HTML

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 11:11:39 -0400
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "Ben Boyle" <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, Erik Dahlström <ed@opera.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, public-html-request@w3.org, "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com>
Message-ID: <OFC0022789.6BB2474D-ON85257411.005336D7-85257411.005376CD@us.ibm.com>
Henri Sivonen wrote on 03/19/2008 11:02:38 AM:
> 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
> concerned.

Did you intentionally cut out the part where I said that I am completely
and thouroughly OK with such considerations?  :-P

- Sam Ruby
Received on Wednesday, 19 March 2008 16:40:01 UTC

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