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Re: MathML and dashes in element names

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:20:43 +0000
Message-ID: <527D55AB.6080904@nag.co.uk>
To: Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com>, www-math@w3.org
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On 08/11/2013 21:07, Dimitri Glazkov wrote:
> Hello MathML peeps!
> Your colleague from WebApps WG here. I am editor of the Custom
> Elements spec (http://www.w3.org/TR/custom-elements/).
> This specification enables authors to define their own types of DOM
> elements (hence the "custom elements" name). To distinguish "custom"
>  elements from "built-in" elements within the HTML namespace, we use
>  the presence of a dash (U+002D HYPHEN-MINUS character) in the tag
> name of the element and a blacklist of pre-existing dash-containing
> tag names: http://www.w3.org/TR/custom-elements/#concepts
> Naturally, this approach would only work if existing specifications
> whose tag names coexist in HTML namespace (SVG and MatML) would avoid
> creating elements with dash-containing names in the future revisions
> of their specifications.
> SVG WG (via Tab Atkins, cc'd) already stated that they will do so. I
>  was hoping I coordinate the same with you guys. Can I get an amen?
> :)
> Here's the spec bug that covers this:
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23256
> Happy Friday!

As you know there is one existing one: <annotation-xml> .

Speaking personally I don't think undertaking not to add more would be a
problem, especially as there are no immediate plans to add any new elements.

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