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Re: Suggestions for the Pave the Cowpaths Examples

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 20:01:47 +0100
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Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 20 Aug 2007, at 19:45, Julian Reschke wrote:

> 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?).

Many people serve XHTML 1.0 as text/html, as you are allowed to do.  
XHTML5 does not allow this. I don't think what those who use XHTML  
1.0 as application/xhtml+xml do is overly relevant, as they are in  
the vast minority.

- Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Monday, 20 August 2007 19:02:02 UTC

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