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Re: Friction and cross pollination

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:44:36 -0400
Message-ID: <4E9EC634.3020704@arcanedomain.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
CC: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, Michael Champion <Michael.Champion@microsoft.com>, "ndw@nwalsh.com" <ndw@nwalsh.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>


On 10/19/2011 3:37 AM, Larry Masinter wrote:
> The ways in which HTML and XML can be used together better than before
> seem like important things to document in the task force report as
> well,

Yes, and there are significant sections organized by use case that do just 
that.

> " SVG can now be used in HTML; not long ago it required ungodly hacks"
>
> Worth pointing out.

I'm somewhat less convinced on this one, only because support for is such 
an explicit part of the HTML5 specification already [1]. I think the task 
force is at its best when it starts with what's in the specifications and 
explains some of the useful possibilities and/or pitfalls that might not 
have been obvious to the casual reader. Maybe or maybe not it's worth 
having the task force take the time to say "BTW, this was harder with older 
versions of HTML, and now it's in the spec", but I'd rather see the task 
force focusing on things that are not quite so obvious from the specs.

Noah


[1] http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#svg-0
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