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Re: Input on the agenda

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 03:21:01 -0700
Message-Id: <F1725135-9A46-454E-AF74-F4500ECD9778@sicking.cc>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, www-svg WG <www-svg@w3.org>
On Mar 18, 2009, at 3:10, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:

> On Mar 18, 2009, at 09:24 , Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> It would be great if we could allow the same set of tags to affect  
>> the
>> parser the same way in both HTML mode and in foreign content mode.  
>> The
>> only two tags that seem troublesome here is <script> and <style>. It
>> sounds like it might possibly might be agreement that it would be
>> possible to parse <script> as CDATA, which would leave <style> as the
>> only remaining controversial tag.
> I think it could be acceptable to break <style> for SVG. While  
> <script> is commonplace, <style> is pretty rare as a) it's not in  
> Tiny, 2) using CSS for SVG is only useful in some limited cases, and  
> iii) external style sheets are generally preferred and are brought  
> in with a PI.

Note that we wouldn't have to "break" style fully. We could still give  
it the same treatment as <script>. That means that inline scripts with  
<![CDATA[]]> would work fine. As would any stylesheets with no  
entities. One thing that would break is stylesheets without <! 
[CDATA[]]> that use the child selector ( > ).

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 18 March 2009 10:21:32 UTC

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