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Namespace versioning problem in XHTML 2

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 15:23:12 +0200
Message-ID: <42A6F140.5090609@kosek.cz>
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Hi,

while reading XHTML 2 WD I found that this new version uses namespace 
like http://www.w3.org/2002/06/xhtml2. To me it seems as a big 
architectural mistake. All elements that were present in XHTML 1.0/1.1 
have almost the same meaning in XHTML 2. But if you will change 
namespace then you will have completely new set of elements and all 
applications that correctly (i.e. namespace-aware) interpret XHTML 
1.0/1.1 will not be able to process and interpret XHTML 2 documents.

For that reason I suggest using namespace http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml 
also for XHTML 2.0. Version of XHTML can be signaled by version 
attribute on html element.

Regards,

				Jirka

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