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Re: XHTML namespace, DOCTYPE, and other versioning mechanisms

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 22:05:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4999D52D.2020204@gmx.de>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Larry Masinter wrote:
> ...
> The fact that some software implements something (table summaries or
> header profiles, for example) hasn't been given as strong a weight
> in this group as the actual practice in real documents on the web.
> Is there actually any significant deployment of real web content that
> uses XHTML namespace elements in arbitrary XML compound documents?
> ...

The Atom feed format (RFC 4287), for instance.

 > ...
> As an aternative, we could ask that, if XHTML2 keeps the same 
> namespace as XHTML1 and XHTML5, that all XHTML2 fragments be
> identified by wrapping them in an <xhtml2> element.  We could 
> require that HTML user agents that do not support XHTML2 not 
> attempt to interpret <xhtml2>-wrapped content any more than 
> they would attempt to treat SVG content as HTML.
> ...

We could do that, and it would probably work, I just don't see the 
XHTML2 WG agreeing to that.

>  ...

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 16 February 2009 21:06:56 UTC

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