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Re: Suggestions for the Pave the Cowpaths Examples

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 20:45:53 +0200
Message-ID: <46C9E161.1030008@gmx.de>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> ...
> Many authors have adopted the XHTML syntax for empty elements and the 
> practice of including the trailing slash is now quite common.  In order 
> to assist with the transition from XHTML 1.0 to HTML5 in the future, the 
> trailing slash has been permitted because it is harmless and forbidding 
> it would require many authors to make many changes that have no 
> practical benefit.
> ...

Why would anybody who is using XHTML 1.0 right now (served as XML!), 
want to transition to HTML5 in the future, instead of XHTML5 (or 
whatever it will be called?).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 20 August 2007 18:46:12 GMT

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