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RE: MathML-in-HTML5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 19:39:01 +0000 (UTC)
To: Paul Topping <pault@dessci.com>
Cc: www-math@w3.org, dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0610041936300.25753@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 3 Oct 2006, Paul Topping wrote:
> It's not clear to me what you would expect to happen if the browser did 
> "syntax checking". Just reject the document and display nothing? No one 
> would want an HTML browser to do that.

Well, you and I wouldn't want that, but it isn't true to say that no-one 
would want that. In fact there is a huge community of people who keep 
asking for browsers to reject invalid content. The XML language is 
entirely written around the concept that invalid content must be rejected.

> Even tag soup can be validated, it's just that the "standard" is the 
> defacto one defined by the most popular browsers.

Well, we're changing that with HTML5. But yes.

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