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Re: ISSUE-54 (html5-doctype-vs-xslt): XSLT 1.0 can not generate HTML5 documents [HTML 5 spec]

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 01:16:16 +0200
Message-ID: <48B88340.7060008@gmx.de>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Smylers wrote:
> Michael(tm) Smith writes:
> 
>>   - Instead of "XSLT-compat" or some other arbitrary string, why
>>     not just require that it just be the empty string? ... we would
>>     want the value to be empty, not some standard value that would
>>     become a de facto public ID and that apps would lead to the same
>>     very real "bogus rationalizations about its purpose" problem that
>>     Henri describes.
> 
> I'd've thought exactly the opposite: "XSLT-compat" is somewhat
> self-documenting, indicating that this is XSLT-compatible HTML.  Whereas
> "PUBLIC ''" is a cryptic bit of boilerplate with no obvious purpse --
> which could therefore lead to the fears Henri mentioned, of people
> thinking it's needed for reasons other than XSLT compatibility and
> including it unnecessarily.

1) "XSLT-compat" is a bit misleading, because it may be relevant to 
other producers as well.

2) On the other hand, I don't see how anybody would think that "PUBLIC 
''"  is somehow "more correct" than the minimal version.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 29 August 2008 23:17:01 UTC

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