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[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 00:35:35 +0200
Message-ID: <78973690-7A18-4898-A453-B22904DE6AD5@iki.fi>
On Dec 4, 2006, at 22:34, Ian Hickson wrote:

>> The fact that my weblog and my planet are usefully viewable on  
>> Lynx is a
>> counter example that is meaningful to me.
> My point is that if you used HTML5 instead, you would have _more_  
> features
> available to you, and at the same time, you would still be  
> compatible with
> Lynx. And with an HTML5 parser on the front, you'd still be compatible
> with your XML pipeline.

Sam's planet and blog use inline SVG and MathML. There's a bug in the  
"just use HTML5 as text/html" party line here.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
Received on Monday, 4 December 2006 14:35:35 UTC

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