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The only name for the xml serialisation of html5

From: Dean Edridge <dean@55.co.nz>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:37:33 +1200
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <46D6ABFD.6040907@55.co.nz>

In regards to the naming of the XML serialisation of HTML5.

In my opinion it makes perfectly good sense for the XML serialisation of 
HTML5 to be called XHTML5 as was proposed earlier. I hope that this will 
be officially adopted by the HTML working group.

To my understanding XHTML 2 is not an XML serialisation of HTML, but a 
whole new language based on XML, not HTML4 or XHTML1.x. Therefore it 
does not deserve the right to use the name XHTML 2 and I recommend that 
it be renamed something else. This would free up the name XHTML5 to be 
used for the XML version of HTML5.

The current HTML5 working draft is the 5th version of the HTML language 
and by default it is serialised as HTML (text/html) therefore it makes 
sense that it is called HTML5. For similar reasons the XHTML version of 
this document should be called XHTML5 as it is literally the XML 
serialisation of the 5th version of the HTML language.

Dean Edridge
Received on Thursday, 30 August 2007 11:38:53 UTC

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