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Re: html5 syntax - why not use xml syntax?

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 04:50:32 -0500
Message-Id: <DC0667A5-0E1A-43E6-A0E0-E3BCAE68678F@robburns.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Mynthon Gmail <mynthon1@gmail.com>

On Jul 7, 2007, at 3:59 AM, Mynthon Gmail wrote:
> My idea is to have compatible syntax, but xhtml is xhtml with its  
> own parse and html is html with its own parser. Only syntax is  
> unified.

That does seem like the right thing to do for authoring conformance.  
I have a hard tim thinking of any cons for that. Of course there  
would still be HTML 4.0,1 HTML 4, HTML 3.2, etc.  all handled by the  
same HTML parser  along with HTML5. But its hard for me to think of  
downsides to just requiring of authors a very XML-like syntax for  
HTML5's non-SGML / non-XML serialization. We would still need to deal  
with issues of implied elements (e.g., <colgroup> and <tbody>) and  
perhaps some escaping issues when moving between XML and HTML5  

What do other think about this proposal?

Take care,
Received on Saturday, 7 July 2007 09:50:47 UTC

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