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Re: Compatibility with XHTML2

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 19:58:31 -0500
Message-Id: <15A3A9CC-DDCB-414B-BEFE-485177DA8B60@robburns.com>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>


On Jul 15, 2007, at 7:35 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

>
>
> On Jul 15, 2007, at 3:39 PM, Robert Burns wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Jul 15, 2007, at 5:20 PM, Smylers wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> However, HTML5 does note:
>>>
>>>  XHTML2 and this specification use different namespaces and  
>>> therefore
>>>  can both be implemented in the same XML processor.
>>>
>>> So at least from the point of view of using XHTML5 and XHTML2  
>>> together
>>> they are compatible.
>>
>> I think that's an error in the current draft. XHTML2 uses the same  
>> namespace as XHTML1 and XHTML 1.. My understanding is that XHTML5  
>> also aims to use that same namespace. It's probably best for us to  
>> assume they will be using the same namespace.
>
> Is there a draft of XHTML2 yet that uses the XHTML1 namespace? The  
> latest Working Draft I could find was <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD- 
> xhtml2-20060726/> which uses "http://www.w3.org/2002/06/xhtml2/" as  
> the namespace URI. I could not find any public Editor's Drafts. The  
> reason I ask is because XHTML2 WG members have on a number of  
> occasions stated that XHTML2 uses the XHTML1 namespace, in the  
> present tense, as if it were already true. But this seems to  
> actually be a planned future change.
>

My understanding was that the current namespace is used as a  
convenience or temporary namesapce placeholder. That is until the  
draft reaches a certain status, it is expected to use this  other  
temporary namespace. If I understand correctly this temporary  
namespace had nothing to do with the eventual aim of the WG. In other  
words it wasn't meant to be read s not using the original HTML  
namespace.

Take care,
Rob
Received on Monday, 16 July 2007 00:58:39 UTC

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