[whatwg] markup as authored in practice

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Sat Dec 2 01:40:58 PST 2006

On Dec 2, 2006, at 09:19, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> The best idea so far for how to make it work is for parsers to  
> automatically recognise the tag names and put them into the correct  
> namespace.

I think putting subtrees rooted at <svg> or <math> in the SVG and  
MathML namespaces respectively (and allowing /> to close elements  
while the tokenizer is looking at such a subtree) would be more  
forward-compatible with future SVG and MathML revisions. (Subtrees  
rooted at children of SVG <foreignObject> and MathML <annotation-xml>  
would be put in the XHTML namespace.)

As a further stipulation, xmlns with the right values would be  
allowed on <html>, <svg>, <math> and children of <foreignObject> and  
<annotation-xml> but would have no effect.

Any reason why that wouldn't work? Would it be evil?

(The above is about the text/html serialization.)

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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