[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5
elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Mon Dec 4 06:17:34 PST 2006
Ian Hickson wrote:
> * Possible Request A: We want a way to add proprietary markup to HTML
> documents, and have them be usable by text/html browsers.
> This won't work, because the browsers won't support that proprietary
> markup. This has nothing to do with the specs. (The same problem exists in
That depends on the antecedent of "them". My request is that I be able
to add proprietary markup to HTML documents, and have the *documents*
be usable by text/html browsers. My own non-browser applications can
make use of the proprietary markup.
In other words, I wish to maintain the existing MUST IGNORE behavior of
current, legacy HTML browsers.
If I could use CSS or XSLT to style the proprietary markup for generic
browsers, that would be gravy; but I at least don't want to go backwards
in the support that I already have today for proprietary markup.
Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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