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

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 09:55:28 +0200
Message-ID: <467B8070.5040000@kosek.cz>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> Incidentally, the XHTML2 WG keeps saying that they decided long ago to
> reuse the XHTML1 namespace, but the latest Editor's Draft I could find,
> from April 2007, still has a namespace that is different from XHTML1.
> Maybe they have made an internal change since then. I think the
> namespace is a bigger deal than the name of the XML serlaization.

Indeed. If both groups are going to use the same namespace, there should
be a way how to distinguish XHTML2 from XML serialization of HTML5.
XHTML2 provides version attribute for this purpose:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xhtml2/2007Jun/0026.html

Although I would personally like both languages in a separate
namespaces, it is unlikely to happen as both groups wants to somewhat
remain continuation and compatibility with XHTML1.

In this case both languages should use the same mechanism for
distinguishing versions, ie. version attribute.

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