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Re: "Canonical" HTML5 and XHTML5 output

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 11:45:16 -0500
Message-Id: <C86D3382-B2AA-4F57-8F40-4E5CEB109647@robburns.com>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>
To: Cecil Ward <cecil@cecilward.com>

On Jul 24, 2007, at 9:52 AM, Cecil Ward wrote:

> I'd like to write an XSL transform that serialises XML (say with  
> XHTML 1.0 Strict vocabulary for a start) to HTML5 or XHTML5 text.

I'm not sure what you would need to do here. In some sense XHTML5  
would be a superset of XHTML1. You can simply transform nothing  
except reduced the DocType down to "<!DOCTYPE HTML >". XSLT output to  
HTML with the same DocType would also be sufficient. Especially if  
you're starting from XHTML1 strict. Starting from a transitional  
DocType would raise a few other issues (like <big>, <tt>).

> I don't have an XSLT processor that can generate HTML5 output, so  
> I'll have to write my own (by using a transform to text).

Outputting as html should work (am i missing something?).

Take care,
Received on Tuesday, 24 July 2007 16:45:45 UTC

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