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Re: XML versions

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 15:20:07 +0300
Message-Id: <49B1AC3F-2346-4C6B-A365-9F4BBAAB4F71@iki.fi>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>

On Aug 1, 2007, at 15:10, Jirka Kosek wrote:

> in section 1.3.2 (http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#dependencies)  
> there is:
>
> "Implementations that support XHTML5 must support some version of  
> XML,..."
>
> I think that wording *some version* is to weak for specification.

When I suggested cementing version 1.0 (since 1.1 is pointless for a  
vocabulary with 1.0-compatible element and attribute names and  
harmful for interop), Hixie said that if the spec doesn't allow the  
use of 1.1, people will do so ad hoc anyway.

> I think that spec should say something like
>
> "Implementations that support XHTML5 must support version 1.0 or later
> of XML,..."

To me, that means exactly the same as "some version" considering that  
1.0 is the first version of XML.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
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