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[Bug 19925] Drop XHTML from the title of the document

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Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:52:23 +0000
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--- Comment #15 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> ---
(In reply to comment #14)
> (In reply to comment #13)

> <h1>Polyglot Markup: HTML-Compatible XHTML Documents</h1>
> <h2>A conservative and serialization agnostic profile of HTML5.</h2>

While not yet convinced about removing "XHTML", I very much support Sam’s idea
of adjusting the scope of the spec.

However, we should look wider than the robustness principle/Postel’s law

Other relevant principles could be

* Redundancy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redundancy_(engineering)
* Fault tolerance http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fault_tolerance

For instance, redundancy considerations could be a reason to recommend to have
more than one failure point when it comes to setting the encoding.

Another example is the DOCTYPE: It is of no use in XHTML, but the risk that
XHML is consumed as text/html is so high that it is a good idea to include it
even in pure XHTML documents.

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