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From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 16:45:06 +0200
To: Lauren Wood <lauren@softquad.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <t95jltsn12cdf5s6h1seosh6kmab0g21a6@4ax.com>
* Lauren Wood wrote on www-dom@w3.org:
>>    The DOM Level 2 HTML Recommendation clearly states, that it doesn't
>> apply to XHTML documents. This makes it impossible to use convenience
>> features like HTMLCollections or the document.write() method in XHTML
>> documents. I'm advertising the use of XHTML but this shortcoming is a
>> strong argument against using XHTML, since a lot of people consider DOM
>> scripting rather important for common web pages.
>> What is the DOM WG planning to do for XHTML documents?
>The HTML WG took over responsibility for the XHTML DOM some 
>months ago, so you should probably ask them. The reason was 
>that the DOM WG should concentrate on generic XML, and leave 
>the DOMs for specialised schemas to the relevant WGs, who 
>understand what their schema needs. This applies to SVG, 
>MathML, and also HTML. The HTML DOM was a special case that 
>the DOM WG worked on for historical reasons.

Ok, so we are at www-html@w3.org :-)
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