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Re: [XHTML2] Unicode line and paragraph separators

From: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 13:38:57 -0800
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>, "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BAB48C7C.23C8B%tantek@cs.stanford.edu>

On 4/5/03 1:32 PM, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Sat, 5 Apr 2003, Tantek [ISO-8859-1] ?lik wrote:
>> 
>> 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.
> 
> With XHTML1, that was encouraged by the specs explicitly allowing it. I
> hope it will not be encouraged with XHTML2.

It doesn't matter whether it will be encouraged or not - people will do it
if they can get it to "work".

As evidence, note that it was _not_ encouraged for people to do that with
XHTML 1.1, but they are doing so anyway, more and more.

Tantek
Received on Saturday, 5 April 2003 16:38:02 GMT

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