[whatwg] The problems with namespaces in text/html

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Nov 6 15:37:11 PST 2006

On Mon, 6 Nov 2006, White Lynx wrote:
> >> Browser vendors can handle XHTML now. It's a non-issue for them.
> > Working for one I can assure you it's very much an issue.
> Once again, thank you very much for support. I look forward to assign 
> all Tag-Soup-MathML parsing, error handling bugs and browser 
> compatibility issues to you. The only think that I fear is that no one 
> who cries for new serialization here will take responsibility for 
> consequences and as usually someone else (= majorioty of users and 
> developers) will have to pay price for decisions made by those who don't 
> care much whether tomorrow we will have mathematical markup at all 
> (after all they don't use it and can happily live without it).

Please keep your tone moderated and maintain a positive attitude when 
posting to the WHATWG mailing list. Being sarcastic or abrasive in the 
context of this community should not be tolerated.

Focussing on the issue at hand, I would recommend those taking part in the 
part of this discussion that relates to Math markup to suggest 
constructive solutions for how to move forward in a text/html world, 
preferably with proof-of-concepts or experimental implementations. It is 
clear that not everyone will be pleased with whatever solution we end up 
using, since the requirements put forward by the various contributors so 
far are at best quite different and at worst contradictory. However, if we 
have actual implementations to play with, we can at least try to base our 
decisions on experience rather than guesses and opinions.

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