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Re: xmlns in HTML5 (was: Telecon Agenda- Thursday 1500 UTC)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 22:32:19 +0000 (UTC)
To: Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907162230150.12284@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 16 Jul 2009, Steven Pemberton wrote:
> 
> So I can send XHTML5 as text/html if I want.

No, you can't. If you send a document as text/html, then _by definition_ 
it is an HTML5 document, not an XHTML5 document. There is no other way to 
distinguish them than the MIME type.


> The upshot of this is that xmlns attributes will remain in the DOM. This 
> is good. And it is all we need.

That's fine (and true), but that wasn't the question I was answering.

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