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Re: several messages

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 13:11:06 +0200
Message-ID: <48BE70CA.3020705@gmx.de>
To: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@gmail.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Thomas Broyer wrote:
> Some things I haven't read (though I might have just missed them):
>  * xsl:output has a version attribute, which could very well take the value "5"
>  * xsl:output method attribute allows QName, so there might be a
> special QName meaning "html5"
>  * none of these require a change to XSLT

All of that is true. There's an extension point there, but that doesn't 
help a lot unless implementations do it.

> Also, XSLT cannot generate DOCTYPE internal subsets or entity
> references, and people have accomodated; using the xsl:text trick if
> they really needed those things, so why couldn't they also accomodate
> using the xsl:text trick to output the HTML5 doctype?

You need disable-output-escaping, which is optional.

> I'd be in favour of having nothing special in the HTML5 spec apart
> from a recommandation about using version="5" or a QName for use
> within xsl:output/@method.

I don't think anybody is against having that as long-term solution, but 
how does this help with the *current* problem?

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 3 September 2008 11:18:28 UTC

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