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Re: The HTML Element

From: Jason M. Kikta <kiktajm@muohio.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 03:33:43 -0400
Message-ID: <3EEC2157.6010707@muohio.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org

That seems only logical. After all, there's already a different MIME 
type, right? If W3C is already recommending that XHTML pages be served 
as "application/xhtml+xml" versus "text/html", then changing the tag to 
<xhtml> is only logical.


Arthur Wiebe wrote:

> I propose that since XHTML is XHTML not HTML, that we change the <html> 
> element to something that would make more sense. I'm not saying that 
> <html> is hard to understand but it doesn't make sense to have an <html> 
> parent element when it's not an HTML page but is an XHTML page.
> Why not change it to something like <xhtml>? Or if someone can't stand 
> that extra letter then we could also change it to <root>?
> This has been on my mind ever since a guy asked me why I was using the 
> <html> tag when it's an XHTML page.
> <Arthur/>
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