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Re: Terminology: "document"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 07:06:34 +0000 (UTC)
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0805090705120.23610@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 5 Oct 2007, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> 
> The sentence "|Document| objects are assumed to be XML documents unless 
> they are flagged as being HTML documents when they are created. Whether 
> a document is an HTML document or an XML document affects the behaviour 
> of certain APIs, as well as a few CSS rendering rules." could be 
> clarified as "|Document| objects are assumed to represent XML documents 
> unless they are flagged as representing HTML documents when they are 
> created. Whether |Document| object represents an HTML document or an XML 
> document affects the behaviour of certain APIs, as well as a few CSS 
> rendering rules."

What I really want here is a new term for what the spec calls "HTML 
document" and "XML document". I don't really know what to call the flag 
without using the term "HTML".

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