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Re: Why HTML should be taught as HTML without pretending it is XML

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 21:05:51 -0500
Message-Id: <D06AF0D2-D6BE-44CA-B72E-6E405759D85C@robburns.com>
To: public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>

Hi Simon,

On Jul 23, 2007, at 5:27 PM, Simon Pieters wrote:

> On Mon, 23 Jul 2007 23:59:44 +0200, Maciej Stachowiak  
> <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>>> Actually, it already requires this for all Document objects:  
>>> "(This is the case whether or not the document in question is an  
>>> HTML document or indeed whether it contains any HTML elements at  
>>> all.)"
>> What I meant is that HTML5 should require createElement to create  
>> elements in the HTML namespace for all documents.
> But should the argument be lowercased in an XML context? (I don't  
> have an opinion either way. Opera and Firefox don't lowercase.  
> WebKit now does.)

I'm not clear what you're asking here. Do you mean lower-cased as in  
accepting anything and the DOM api creates the correct element? Or do  
you mean does the consumer of the API have to lower-case their  
arguments? I'm guessing the former, but I just wanted to be clear.

Take care,
Received on Tuesday, 24 July 2007 02:06:33 UTC

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