[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Dec 4 21:57:01 PST 2006

Ian Hickson schrieb:
> 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.

So which spec is <canvas> defined in (other the one discussed over here, 
which could define SVG-in-HTML as well if the maintainers decided to...)?

Best regards, Julian

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