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Re: Suggestions for the Pave the Cowpaths Examples

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 21:22:39 +0200
Message-ID: <46C9E9FF.80908@gmx.de>
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> 
> 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.

That may all be true, but I think talking about it like that is going to 
cause unneeded confusion.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 20 August 2007 19:23:00 UTC

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