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Re: The only name for the xml serialisation of html5

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 14:57:49 +0000
Message-ID: <472B3AED.9010508@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org

Dear Ian --

When you write "Wikipedia even mentions XHTML5 as
being the XML version of HTML5", are you not being a little
disingenuous ?  Checking the update history for that
page, one finds that the assertion "(XHTML5 is the XML dialect
of HTML5, seems better to redirect to HTML5 instead)"
was made by an anonymous contributor identified
only by IP address : 213.236.208.22.  Associating
that address with a DNS name, one finds

	21    78 ms    79 ms    88 ms  pat-tdc.opera.com [213.236.208.22]

and when one compares that DNS name with those recorded in
the HTML5 IRC logs, one finds that it is associated
with Lachlan Hunt :

	> # [03:06] * Quits: Lachy (n=Lachy@pat-tdc.opera.com)

This would seem to suggest that rather than being
an unbiased contribution to Wikipedia from a disinterested
party, it is rather more likely to be a statement made by
somebody with a very definite interest in the "ownership"
of the name.

Thus I would suggest that the Wikipedia entry cannot
be used as evidence to support a claim that "XHTML5 [is]
the XML version of HTML5", since there are grave doubts
as to its provenance.

Philip TAYLOR
Received on Friday, 2 November 2007 14:58:26 GMT

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