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Re: supporting both formats html5 & xhtml5 re: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#xhtml5

From: Dean Edridge <dean@55.co.nz>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 03:48:40 +1300
To: ryan <ryan@theryanking.com>
Cc: Shawn Medero <soypunk@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <476A80C8.70809@55.co.nz>

ryan wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2007, at 6:27 AM, Dean Edridge wrote:
>> Have you not heard of "one web" ?
>> A XHTML5 web page MUST be accessible to all devices, otherwise how 
>> can it be used?
> Perhaps you should just use HTML5 instead?

Oh I see. So now you're deciding that XHTML5 is not needed and I best go 
and use another language instead?
Typical attitude from your crowd.

>> Do you expect people using XHTML5 to use content-negotiation for 
>> ever? If so, they will never be able to use the benefits of XHTML5 
>> such as embedding SVG into a document.
> SVG is on the list of things to specify in the HTML5 non-xml 
> serialization:
> http://www.whatwg.org/issues/

Same as above. Not your place to decide that other people don't need XHTML5.

>> A person should be able to create a web page in XHTML5 and have it 
>> supported by *all* user-agents. If not, the whole idea of "one web" 
>> gets thrown out the window.
> Why isn't support of HTML5 (non-xml) not enough to have "one web"?

It's not for you to decide that I or other people don't need XHTML5 
Ryan. The point of having HTML5 and XHTML5 is to give people options.

Dean Edridge
Received on Thursday, 20 December 2007 14:48:58 UTC

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