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Re: Silently deprecating XHTML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 23:44:18 +0000 (UTC)
To: Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908102342470.6420@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 28 Jan 2008, Frank Ellermann wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > 
> > Due to a lot of people advocating usage of <br/> / <br /> in text/html 
> > content it is more cost-effective to simply allow it -- given that it 
> > works interoperably in "current" browsers -- than to try to change the 
> > mindset of all those authors.
> 
> Hm, I don't like this design principle, but it certainly is a design 
> principle.

I like the design principle, but I don't much like the result in this 
case (allowing />).


> Unrelated, the draft still says RFC 3066, you can update it to 4646, I'm 
> confident that this will work.

Updated to BCP47.


> Why do you use MM/dd/yyyy in the LastModified date? It would be simpler 
> to use one timestamp format everywhere, and allow historic US formats 
> only for compatibility.

Agreed; unfortunately lastModified is set by backwards compatibility 
concerns.


On Mon, 28 Jan 2008, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 
> You mean the lastModified attribute of the Document object? That is 
> because it was implemented that way before becoming part of a standard. 
> Hopefully going forward such extensions are discussed earlier on so they 
> can still be tweaked.

Indeed.


> Content relies on lastModified returning what it does. For new features, 
> such as the various new input types related to dates in Web Forms 2.0 
> and the <time> element we do try to unify them.

Indeed.

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