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Re: ISSUE-53: mediatypereg - suggest closing on 2009-09-03

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 19:59:19 -0700
Message-Id: <EA4B143A-62D9-4692-B938-D6D11DADCD9E@gbiv.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
On Aug 21, 2009, at 12:29 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Aug 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>
>> the current registration looses information from RFC 2854 -- RFC 2854
>> applies to all HTML vocabularies (and references them), while the  
>> HTML5
>> just describes the "current" language. (this could of course be  
>> fixed in
>> HTML5 by adding that historic information in the right place)
>
> HTML5 obsoletes all prior vocabularies and defines behaviour (and
> semantics) for all text/html documents. So it is appropriate for it to
> do this.

We can choose to ignore old mark-up definitions only if HTML5
is one of many definitions for "text/html".  If HTML5 is
claiming to define all of text/html, then all text/html elements
and attributes must be defined within the specification
(perhaps deprecated, but nevertheless fully defined).

....Roy
Received on Saturday, 22 August 2009 02:59:48 GMT

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