[whatwg] markup as authored in practice
elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sat Dec 2 04:28:58 PST 2006
James Graham wrote:
> Ignoring the _syntax_ for a moment, there have been reasons given for
> wanting to use XML _features_ in HTML5 - the desire to embed MathML or
> SVG in a HTML document, for example. You suggest punting these use cases
> to XHTML5, without addressing the fundamental problem that the XML
> parsing model is unsuitable for the web, so denying authors the
> possibility of rich (what XML would regard as "mixed namespace") content.
I do not believe the XML parsing model is unsuitable for the Web. I
believe it is unsuitable for the legacy Web, and maybe for someone hand
authoring their first Hello World page. However anyone who's putting
MathML or SVG in a page is way beyond that point, and fully capable of
handling XML's parsing model.
Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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