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RE: XHTML questions

From: Christian Smith <csmith@barebones.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 16:32:35 -0400
To: Piers Williams <PiersW@zinc.co.uk>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20000627163236-f01010601-071bdff0@204.107.232.107>
On Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 21:19, PiersW@zinc.co.uk (Piers Williams) wrote:

> and presumably the answer is that the XML group didn't think about the
> backwards compatability implications in XHTML when they designed the XML
> spec, XHTML having not been dreamt up yet...

Even if XHTML had been dreamt up at that time, it is (for all practical
purposes) impossible to make a new language backwards compatible with
umpteen previous applications which don't even properly support the
existing stuff properly.

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