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[whatwg] HTML5 competing with XML

From: Anton Frattaroli <Anton.Frattaroli@hc.msu.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 15:17:09 -0400
Message-ID: <E02F007573AE8543AABE2995D7D05D3703AC2CBA@TEAM-EXCHANGE1.hc.msu.edu>
I just read about how other markup languages (e.g. MathML, SVG) will be
implicitly namespace'd when put into an appropriate tag here:

 

http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-July/020740.htm
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Allowing XML namespaces to be "inserted" into HTML5 is a neat feature,
but challenges its definition as a subset of XML.  I don't believe the
XML 1.0 specification allows this.  The XHTML specification would allow
a module to be added on to it (in the form of a DTD fragment), but in
this case it would no longer be its own markup language, but an add-on
to HTML5.

 

Mixing markup languages also makes the DOCTYPE declaration pretty much
null and void.  What's the point of a DTD if you're going to add in
other DTDs?

 

This is really challenging the whole direction the w3c has pointed out
for SGML.

 

-frattaro

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