[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 4 15:19:29 PST 2006
On Mon, 4 Dec 2006, Robert Sayre wrote:
> On 12/4/06, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > It certainly isn't something that it would make sense to encourage.
> Is this different than what IE does with <canvas>?
Yes, because with <canvas> the feature has been carefully designed to have
fallback content so that in browsers that don't support <canvas>, you can
still see content that represents the same information (assuming authors
provide it, of course). There's also an implementation of <canvas> for IE.
And, probably most importantly, <canvas> is defined in a specification
with exact parsing rules that define how it is to be treated, so if
Microsoft decide to implement it, they can do so and ensure
interoperability. None of this applies to sending SVG today as text/html.
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