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Re: [XHTML2] Unicode line and paragraph separators

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 13:30:57 -0800
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>, "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BAB48AA3.23C85%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 4/5/03 1:06 PM, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Sat, 5 Apr 2003, Tantek [ISO-8859-1] ?lik wrote:
>> 
>> This is true, except for the fact that even when people start using XHTML2,
>> they will start by writing "backwards compatible" XHTML2.
> 
> Assuming that the HTML WG does keep using a different namespace for XHTML2
> as for XHTML1, and assuming the HTML WG makes it clear that only XML
> namespaces are allowed for XHTML2, then I'm not sure what you mean by
> backwards compatible XHTML2.

People will write XHTML2 that "happens to work" in current/legacy browsers
that don't actually have any support for XHTML2, kind of like people are now
writing/sending XHTML1 that "happens to work" in current/legacy browsers
that don't actually have any support for XHTML1.

Tantek
Received on Saturday, 5 April 2003 16:30:02 GMT

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