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Re: Why DOCTYPE Declarations for XHTML?

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 11:26:11 -0500
Message-ID: <38849423.E4DFF6F7@reutershealth.com>
To: "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
"W. Eliot Kimber" wrote:

> You do have an alternative: a namespace use declaration with a meaning
> defined by the XHTML spec.

There are three DTDs for XHTML 1.0, but only one namespace:
developers protested the original three-namespace design, arguing that
it made recognition of what is fundamentally the same semantics
(an A element is an A element, whether strict, transitional,
or frameset) unnecessarily complex.  Therefore this option is foreclosed.

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