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Re: Validating XHTML5 with XML entities

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 10:18:55 -0400
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, public-html-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFBBFDC28B.6BE61299-ON852574B3.004E27F3-852574B3.004EA328@us.ibm.com>

Lachlan Hunt wrote on 08/27/2008 10:41:55 PM:
>
> Sam Ruby wrote:
> > It occurs to me that if somebody were to do the work of producing a
full
> > DTD for XHTML5, such work could be considered by this workgroup either
to
> > be included in the HTML 5 standard, or as a standalone document.
>
> Anyone is free to write a DTD, or any other schema, for (X)HTML 5.  One
> was begun a long time ago, but was abandoned [1], and there's one for
> RNG too [2].  However, there should be no official DTD any other
> official schema for HTML5.

"should" and "official" are something that we could debate.  Luckily, the
issue is largely moot as I doubt that anybody has the interest and
wherewithal to produce and actively maintain such a DTD.  But if such were
to materialize, I could see the W3C publishing such as a an document, even
if the WHATWG were to decline to do so.

> [1] http://syntax.whatwg.org/
> [2] http://syntax.whattf.org/
>
> --
> Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
> http://lachy.id.au/
> http://www.opera.com/

- Sam Ruby
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2008 15:21:24 UTC

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