[whatwg] The problems with namespaces in text/html (Was: MathML-in-HTML5)

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sat Nov 4 08:12:29 PST 2006

Henri Sivonen wrote:

> Note that what you quoted above was not about throwing away namespaces 
> but about not introducing namespace *syntax* to the text/html 
> serialization. In fact, HTML5 requires UAs to put HTML elements in the 
> XHTML namespace.

If all we're doing is HTML, fine. However people are now in this thread 
talking about putting MathML into this. In other forums people are 
discussing adding XForms. If I'm wrong and people are not suggesting 
that MathML and XForms and similar non-HTML things end up in the HTML 
namespace, then please tell me that. I;'d be very happy to know that.

However what I'm hearing is that people do want to mix in different 
vocabularies such as MathML and XForms without using namespaces, and 
that seems to me to be very unwise.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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