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Re: SVG in text/html

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:22:55 -0400
Message-ID: <49D0B99F.5010000@intertwingly.net>
To: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Dana Lee Ling <dleeling@comfsm.fm>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Jeff Schiller wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 4:47 AM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
>> As someone who routinely hand authors XHTML + SVG (and have done so for
>> years), it disappoints me that this discussion so far has focused on the
>> easily correctable issues.  Ones that can be corrected in seconds by the use
>> of the following web service:
>> http://services.philip.html5.org/html-to-xhtml/
> Well as another hand-author, I, for one, was not aware that service
> existed until 4 days ago as part of this discussion.  Therefore I am
> not at all disappointed.  In fact, quite the opposite.

OK, so that was a good outcome.

I remain disappointed that we have not moved on from that point.  I 
actually thought that we had rough consensus that user agents (in 
particular browsers) which encounter inline SVG in content served as 
text/html is to treat the following as identical:

<svg xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2000/svg'><circle r='20'/></svg>
<svg><circle r=20></svg>

Anybody want to put forward a concrete proposal as to what the DOM 
produced should look like in the second case?

> Jeff

- Sam Ruby
Received on Monday, 30 March 2009 12:23:56 UTC

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