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Re: Coordination of <script> between SVG, XSLT 1.1 and HTML 4.01

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jferraio@Adobe.COM>
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 14:09:41 -0800
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To: "Clark C. Evans" <cce@clarkevans.com>
Cc: "Arnold Curt" <Curt.Arnold@hyprotech.com>, "'xml-dev@lists.xml.org'" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>, "'xsl-editors@w3.org'" <xsl-editors@w3.org>, "'www-svg@w3.org'" <www-svg@w3.org>
I agree with Clark that the best long-term strategy is to define a common 
<script> element that is shared across all W3C languages which allow 
embedded scripts. I'm not sure about the 'xml:' script prefix, however. It 
would seem to me that "xml:" should be reserved for things that are very 
fundamental XML features, whereas scripting is common but not fundamental. 
A W3C scripting namespace seems more appropriate to me, as in 
<w3cscriptingNS:script>. (usually, you would choose a shorter but less 
descriptive prefix.)

Jon Ferraiolo
SVG Editor

At 08:47 PM 3/2/01 -0500, Clark C. Evans wrote:
>On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, Arnold, Curt wrote:
> > XSLT 1.1, SVG 1.0 and HTML 4.01 define a <script> element,
> > however their current forms are not coordinated.
>Rather than coordinate their forms, why not just have a
>seperate stand-alone xml:script recommendation.  This, IMHO,
>would be better modulization.  It would also allow scripts
>to be used across XSLT, DOM, SVG, etc., without change.
>And, it could allow for "script catalogues", etc.
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