[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 11 12:55:32 PST 2006
On Mon, 11 Dec 2006, Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 06:25:27 +0600, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> >> 1.) Inserting Sam Ruby's SVG logo into HTML, for one example.
> > The <img> element already supports images in HTML. You can even embed
> > images directly in the page with data: URIs, regardless of the format
> > (be it PNG, JPEG, or SVG, for example.)
> You won't be able to manipulate the SVG DOM in this case.
Your use case didn't mention manipulating the DOM. Moving targets are hard
to hit -- that's why we try to list the use cases before designing the
> >>> We already have such a mechanism, namely, plugins.
> >> Two extension mechanisms are not possible?
> > Redundancy is always possible. Whether it is desireable is the
> > question.
> These are actually two independent aspects:
> 1. Native support vs. plugins.
> 2. External resources vs. inline data.
> Native support + external resources --> e.g. JPEG <img href="http://...">
> Plugins + external resources --> e.g. Flash
> Native support + inline data --> e.g. JPEG <img href="data:...">
> Plugins + inline data --> no examples yet, but why not?
"Why not" is not a design process, sorry.
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