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Re: Supporting MathML and SVG in text/html, and related topics

From: Chris Chiasson <chris@chiasson.name>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 21:54:28 -0500
Message-ID: <acbec1a40804141954t5867b96aiacfeca09a880ea1c@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, whatwg@whatwg.org, public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org, www-svg@w3.org

+1 for Jirka's idea

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 4:49 AM, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > Now, even given all this, some people still want an extensibility
> mechanism for proprietary extensions. For this, we have XML, which is
> intended to just be a generic syntax. It is quite difficult to make a
> generic syntax out of text/html, due to the legacy content out there. I go
> into more detail on this in some of the replies below.
> >
>  Ian, at first many thanks for creating such exhaustive analysis.
>  But I have to say, that I still don't see advantages of implanting SVG,
> MathML and user defined data into HTML serialization. This will make parsing
> even more complex, additional constraints on SVG and MathML content in HTML
> must be obeyed, etc. This will not simplify anything, it will just make HTML
> syntax and parsing bigger mess.
>  While not simply allow such features only in XML serialization where XML
> namespaces could do the job without introducing any new features? HTML
> serialization will remain easier and will be there for handling legacy stuff
> and for people who want to create simple webpages without worrying about
> missing closed tag. But if anyone wants by hand create MathML, SVG, user
> defined markup he/she is for sure enough capable to work also with XML
> syntax.
>                                 Jirka
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