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Re: ISSUE-41/ACTION-97 decentralized-extensibility

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2009 14:53:31 +0200
Message-ID: <4AC9EC4B.7060505@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Henri Sivonen On 09-10-05 14.09:

> On Oct 3, 2009, at 02:45, Shelley Powers wrote:
>> I can speak for an SVG editor, Inkscape, which uses namespaced  
>> elements and attributes to record information about the SVG it  
>> produces. And before you mention using HTML comments, you should  
>> spend time with an Inkscape SVG file, to see how extensive the use  
>> of namespaced elements and attributes are in an Inkscape managed SVG  
>> file.
> Inkscape is indeed a good example.
> It isn't clear to me why Inkscape couldn't serialize its state using a  
> proprietary key-value syntax inside comment nodes instead of using  
> attributes as the key-value syntax. 

Another version of IE Conditional Comments, you mean? Can even be 
used to hack a "namespace" solution ... HTML as we are forced to 
speak it ... Doesn't sound lovely.
leif halvard silli
Received on Monday, 5 October 2009 12:54:14 UTC

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