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Re: XHTML 1.1 DTD does not enforce xmlns attr for html element?

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 17:29:28 +0900
Message-ID: <i513b9499cn.wl@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org

[ Caveat: I'm no longer an HTML WG participant, so this reply does not
  represent the HTML WG's position ]

olivier Thereaux wrote:

> in http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=3385 we received a  
> bug report claiming that the validator does not complain about the  
> lack of xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" in <html> element for  
> XHTML 1.1. Indeed, this is a requisite for a strictly conformant  
> document[1], but a quick look at the (flat) XHTML 1.1 DTD doesn't  
> show me that this attribute is #REQUIRED.
> Am I missing something? Is this an omission in the DTD? On purpose?

See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html-editor/2000OctDec/0045

> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/conformance.html#strict

Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
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