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Re: Proposal for developing HTML 5 materials for Web *authors*

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 14:58:10 +0100
Message-ID: <47443972.4090604@lachy.id.au>
To: Dean Edridge <dean@55.co.nz>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org Tracking WG" <public-html@w3.org>, Roger Johansson <roger@456bereastreet.com>

Dean Edridge wrote:
> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> Anyway, my point is just that I think both ways of writing it are 
>> reasonable in different situations, and should be chosen based on 
>> circumstances.
> 
> There is a method that is suitable for all circumstances, that's the 
> beauty of (X)HTML5:
> 
> <!DOCTYPE html>
> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
> <head>
>    <title>Demo</title>
> </head>
> <body>
>    <p class="top-paragraph" id="something">
>       Hello World
>    </p>
> </body>
> </html>

While it is easy to produce a trivial document like that which conforms 
to both syntaxes, it becomes much more difficult in practice when you 
have to consider differences in stylesheets, scripting, character 
encoding issues.  It is entirely possible to address each of these 
issues, but it's not always easy.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
http://lachy.id.au/
http://www.opera.com/
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