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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@>
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

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. 

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