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

From: Tom Morris <bbtommorris@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 21:44:56 +0100
Message-ID: <d375f00f0706231344v1dbf0861sd658c404cb5c7ef4@mail.gmail.com>
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

On 6/23/07, Craig Francis <craig@synergycms.com> wrote:
>    HTML-XML5
> This is using the same theory behind naming FTPS and SFTP, where both
> are two different systems.

The RDF community has had a similar issue since RDF can be serialized
in a number of ways. Hence RDF/XML, RDF/N3, RDF/Turtle and RDF/TriX...

On that basis, why not 'HTML/XML 5' for the XML serialization and
'HTML 5' for the non-XML serialization?

Since the HTML 5 specification currently discourages authors from
using the XML serialization, it would make little practical difference
to the page author whether it's called XHTML5 or HTML/XML 5. It would
help prevent confusion with the W3C's XHTML 1.0/1.1/2.0 effort though.

Tom Morris
Received on Saturday, 23 June 2007 20:45:01 UTC

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