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Re: Why DOCTYPE Declarations for XHTML?

From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 15:07:26 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.20000114150631.068ace90@216.65.70.29>
To: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>, "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
At 03:08 PM 1/14/00 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
>Ann Navarro wrote:
>
>> Why would an entire language be deprecated?
>
>Typically, new versions of a spec implicitly
>deprecate old ones:  a new C compiler that
>didn't do ANSI C would be thought rather odd.
>
>XHTML 1.0 and XHTML 1.1 don't seem to have that
>relationship: one is "monolithic" and the other is
>"modular".


Doing so would be contrary to practice at least in regard to HTML. 

It's still perfectly valid to write documents to HTML 2.0, 3.2, and all
other official versions. Using a newer one might be better, but there's no
statement of deprecation on entire versions. 

Ann
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