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Re: MathML-in-HTML5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 22:19:46 +0000 (UTC)
To: Bruce Miller <bruce.miller@nist.gov>
Cc: dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org, www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0610032201390.25753@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 3 Oct 2006, Bruce Miller wrote:
> In reference to "CMS" not reliably support XHTML, (depending on exactly 
> what is meant by "CMS"), most web tools[**] seem unable to reliably 
> generate (conformant) HTML either -- in the current web, there's little 
> motivation.  Again, it's hard to see that HTML5 will improve that.

HTML5 will not improve people's authoring skills. However, it will 
(hopefully, at least!) improve the interoperability of UAs when handling 
broken pages -- with HTML5 we no longer have "tag soup", because every 
stream of input characters maps to a single well-defined DOM. There's no 
more guesswork involved.

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