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Re: Choosing name for XML serialization (Was: Re: HTML5 differences from HTML4 editor's draft (XHTML5 and XHTML2))

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 14:04:10 +0200
Message-ID: <467A693A.1090201@gmx.de>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> ...
> I think we'll just have to use the name "XHTML" and the XHTML namespace 
> and have this eventually settled by the Director. Given statements like 
> the below, reasoned discussion seems unlikely to be productive:
> 
> "Mark: I don't see why they need two names. They have HTML5, with two 
> serializations. No need for two names."
> 
> "Rich: All existing XHTMLs have been modular, and HTML5 is not. It's a 
> mess."
> 
> "Steven: I believe that XHTML2 is more backwards compatible than HTML5, 
> and I plan to make a document comparing them to demonstrate it."
> ...

Of these three, I find the last one *is* productive.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 21 June 2007 12:04:29 UTC

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