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

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Sat Nov 4 13:30:19 PST 2006

On Sat, 04 Nov 2006 19:11:00 +0100, Elliotte Harold  
<elharo at metalab.unc.edu> wrote:
> Yes, that's accurate; but there is new opportunity here. CSS, XSLT, and  
> JavaScript present the option to specify styling for unknown elements,  
> in the same or different namespaces.
> Must-ignore could become "Must-ignore unless the stylesheet says not  
> to". I'm not sure if this is really a good idea or not, but I for one  
> would find it very useful and make heavy use of it.

This is already how things work. It's just that parsing of unknown  
elements works differently accross browsers.

Anne van Kesteren

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