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Why XHTML 5 is a bad name...

From: Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer <sebastian@dreamlab.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 00:24:35 +0200
Message-ID: <46819223.2010203@dreamlab.net>
To: public-html@w3.org

... because it violates the principle
of cognitive dissonance. Things that
are different should be named different.
XHTML 2 and XHTML 5 are two totally
different animals, whilst the outside
impression would be that XHTML 5
is the successor of XHTML 2, which
isn't the case since its a fork.

Use case: Common Sense.

Will result in: Even More Confusion.

Suggestion: Rename XHTML 5 into
something different.

- Sebastian
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 22:24:44 UTC

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