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   Re: [xml-dev] What is the rule for parsing XML in a namespace inside HTM

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

>>From: Joshua Allen [mailto:joshuaa@microsoft.com]
>>Choose the right tool for
>>the task -- in this case, the right tool will be either HTML or XML; not
>>some abominable hybrid.
>Ummm... so what is HTML plus VML?
>XHTML is a separate issue.  So is Atom.   So 
>are screen scraping and services.  This message 
>is and only is about what it means to have namespaced 
>XML inside HTML.
>I can and did fix the emitting database, but validation appears 
>to be beyond the one validating tool I would think 
>I could rely on:  IE.   To be fair, as long as the 
>namespace is used, no <?xml is required, but that 
>means the namespaced xml is in fact, not XML.  It 
>is a weird state of affairs because the Microsoft 
>articles I rely on to apply this technology say 
>that it is XML.  Not to be mean, but that would 
>infer that Microsoft is not reliable.
>That is not the speech your boss wants 
>to give.  It is precisely the speech 
>he wants to avoid.
>VML doesn't use the <xml> tag.  It uses the 
>namespace decl and a behavior CSS decl.  
>The solution needs to work from 
>those declarations, not a tag.  OTW, the right 
>way would be to insist when a namespace is 
>embedded, that the wrapper document (HTML 
>in this case) be conformant XML even if it 
>isn't XHTML should the developer insist on 
>well-formedness.   We don't need more hacks. 
>We need XML rules to work as spec'd where 
>declared.  If the browser is XML-aware, 
>it also has to be conformant where declared.
>No exceptions.
>What happens when we get to XAML?

or xul - which i'm liking more each day..... it isn't tolerant of errors 
at all - gives error messages :)

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