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

From: Dean Edridge <dean@55.co.nz>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 04:01:23 +1300
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
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>
Message-id: <47444843.5030609@55.co.nz>

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> 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.
>
And what made you think I didn't now that? Did you think I had just 
heard of XHTML yesterday or something? :-)
I am well aware of the differences between HTML and XHTML. I've read all 
the webpages that inform people about this, including yours, which is 
one of the better ones I might add :-)

The point is: there may be, for argument sake, 15 differences between 
HTML and XHTML.
Is it not worth the effort to reduce the amount of differences by two or 
three?

A lot of differences are easily resolved and not quite the hindrance 
that you and other people make them out to be.

Cheers
Dean Edridge
Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2007 15:01:33 GMT

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