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From: Schalk Neethling <schalk@alliedbridge.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 18:28:36 +0200
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To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Hi there everyone,

There is surely a couple of very interesting discussions going on here 
at the moment and I feel privileged to be part of it. One question I 
have that are confusing people I have spoken two is what is the future 
of XHTML? From what I can read on the charter it seems that this working 
group is involved in both the classic serialized form of HTML as well as 
the XML serialized form i.e. XHTML.

So with that said, a couple of questions:
1. Is my assumption above correct.
2. Will the next version of XHTML be (X)HTML5 or XHTML 2.
3. A lot of developers were under the impression that XHTML is the 
future of the web and that HTML will eventually disappear as/when the 
majority of web browsers fully implement the xhtml+xml mime type and one 
can therefore fully utilize XHTML. Of course, as there is now a working 
group officially working on a new functional implementation of a next 
version of HTML this is obviously not the case. So, going forward will 
the HTML spec and the XHTML spec mirror each other with the only 
difference being the serialized form and therefore the parser used to 
parse the code?

Looking forward to everyone's comments on this.

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