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Re: The non-polyglot elephant in the room

From: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:31:01 -0800
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD22AC8C.754F%lrosenth@adobe.com>
On 1/21/13 8:13 AM, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@annevk.nl> wrote:
>The web developer community went through this exercise once before
>(around 2002-2006) to see what it took to use XHTML. That was so hard
>that almost all those participating are now using HTML (again).

Yes, but (X)HTML is used by many more environments than just the web.

The best example of this,o f course, would be EPUB, which is based
entirely on XHTML.  If you remove XHTML handling from the HTML
specification, then you would make it unusable by EPUB.

This are other cases of this as well...

Leonard
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