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[whatwg] [html5] tags, elements and generated DOM

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 22:01:49 -0400
Message-ID: <4261C38D.2070405@inkedblade.net>
Jim Ley wrote:
>>>Or at the very least use something that would not confuse people into
>>>thinking that it is an
>>>application of SGML or XML.
>>
>>Do you want to replace "NONSGML" with "THIS-IS-NOT-SGML"?
> 
> No, I want to replace <!DOCTYPE - with something completely different,
> the whole point that anything that looks like an SGML (or XHTML)
> doctype will confuse users into thinking that it is an application of
> SGML.

The vast majority of people out there have never heard of SGML,
and the ones who have are probably clever enough to figure out
that NONSGML means it's not SGML.

~fantasai
Received on Saturday, 16 April 2005 19:01:49 UTC

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