[whatwg] Spec should give guidance on compound document integration points

Charles McCathieNevile chaals at opera.com
Sun Feb 25 09:36:06 PST 2007

On Sun, 25 Feb 2007 17:17:30 +0100, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi at gmx.net> wrote:

> * Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>On Sun, 25 Feb 2007 14:20:48 +0100, Charles McCathieNevile
>><chaals at opera.com> wrote:
>>> One of the sources of complexity in RDF syntax is the requirement that
>>> it could be included in HTML documents in a way that didn't upset legacy
>>> browsers. There are assorted use cases for being able to include RDF
>>> inside documents.
>>I think Henri was asking about XHTML5 documents. So legacy doesn't really
>>matter there. If you put it inside <head> it won't be displayed. (As
>>opposed to HTML5, where it would imply a <body> start tag and where you
>>don't have namespaces in the markup anyway.)
> Charles is saying, RDF/XML syntax is complex now because compatibility
> with legacy browsers was a concern back when RDF/XML was being defined.

Right. That is, it was designed to be included in legacy browsers like IE/Netscape/Opera 3 without causing odd effects.



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