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(unknown charset) Re: Possible *third* proposal for ISSUE-41 Distributed Extensibility

From: (unknown charset) Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 02:49:05 +0100
To: (unknown charset) "Ennals, Robert" <robert.ennals@intel.com>
Cc: (unknown charset) HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100319024905612695.6cc28f57@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Ennals, Robert, Thu, 18 Mar 2010 22:17:07 +0000:

> I'm thinking of writing up a *third* proposal for ISSUE-41.
> Advantages: 
> *         This is compatible with XML namespaces
> Disadvantages:
> *         This requires changing HTML5 parsing behavior. Names with a 
> prefix will now be split into prefix and localname, rather than the 
> ":" just being part of the name.
> *         The same user agent will parse the same document 
> differently, depending on how recently they updated their namespace 
> mapping registry. However this only affects unprefixed tags that a 
> user agent otherwise didn't recognize - which can act as a hint that 
> the user agent should asynchronously check for an updated registry.

Couldn't the workaround that Sam has used for SVG-in-IE (to sniff for 
the namespace URI) be used to deal with that issue?


> Comments?
> If it seems that people might like this then I'll write it up formally.

leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 19 March 2010 01:49:40 UTC

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