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Re: XHTML preparation with li, b, i

From: John Anthony Lewis <lewi0371@mrs.umn.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 21:48:48 -0500
Message-ID: <55105267879.20020925214848@cda.mrs.umn.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org

Hello Bertha,
Wednesday, September 25, 2002, 5:37:05 PM, you wrote:

> If HTML 4.01 is to help us get ready for XHTML and XHTML 2 does not
> include the <b></b> and <i></i> tags, why aren't these tags deprecated
> in HTML 4.01? Check out the element index for HTML 4.01; they are not
> deprecated.

As far as I know, it's not a requirement that something be deprecated
in one spec before it's dropped in another. Also, the purpose of HTML
4.01 is not to help us get ready for XHTML. In fact, HTML 4.01 became
a recommendation in late 1999; XHTML 2.0 still isn't a recommendation,
and XHTML 1.0 wasn't finished until one month after HTML 4.01.

Received on Wednesday, 25 September 2002 22:49:03 UTC

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