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Re: Choosing name for XML serialization

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 18:31:24 +0200
Message-ID: <467AA7DC.7060309@gmx.de>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> "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.
> 
> That statement of his is provably false.  I wouldn't call it 
> particularly productive.
> 
> (X)HTML5 is being developed with backwards compatibility in mind, 
> whereas XHTML2 is incompatible with legacy UAs and previous versions of 
> XHTML by design.
> 
> Here are just a few compatibility issues with XHTML2 that I can think of 
> now:
> 
> * It redefines the processing models of some elements in incompatible 
> ways (e.g. <input>)
> * Replaces all legacy form controls with XForms
> * Renames elements (e.g. <script> to <handler>, <hr> to <separator>)
> * Changes <object data=""> to <object src="">
> * Replaces the on[event]="" attributes (onclick, etc.) with XML Events

Lachlan,

yes. The productive part is that he wants to provide a comparison 
proving his point. Either he'll be unable to, or all of us learns 
something new.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:31:43 UTC

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