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Re: Why HTML should be taught as HTML without pretending it is XML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 00:13:07 +0000 (UTC)
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>, Jon Barnett <jonbarnett@gmail.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0808130012090.5140@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 23 Jul 2007, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> In WebKit, we recently changed createElement() to always create elements 
> in the HTML namespace always. [...] I think HTML5 should change to 
> require this even for XML documents (it currently requires it only for 
> HTML documents, in the text/html sense).

That seems like overstepping our bounds, since createElement() when no 
HTML is involved would be something defined only in the DOM Core spec, not 
the HTML spec.

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