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

James Graham wrote:
> Quoting Tony Ross <>:
>> Examples:
>> 1. Implicit namespaces for HTML, SVG, and MathML are generated by  the 
>> current HTML 5 parsing algorithm.
> That's a bug not a feature. Or rather it is an undesirable consequence 
> of the way that SVG and MathML have been grandfathered into the 
> language. I expect authors to be pretty confused that they can write 
> <svg><circle></circle></svg> (plus some attributes) and see a circle but 
> doing
> var svg = document.createElement("svg");
> var circle = document.createElement("circle")
> //set some attributes for radius and position here
> svg.appendChild(circle)
> document.body.appendChild(circle)
> won't have the same effect

Sounds like


should then not create elements in the SVG namespace, and xmlns:* would 
be required? Sounds good to me.

> ...

Do you also consider HTML elements being placed into a namespace a bug?

BR, Julian

Received on Tuesday, 20 October 2009 19:31:27 UTC