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Re: The HTML Element

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 09:47:21 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200306150847.h5F8lLN11838@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> No it wouldn't. The name "root" would be scoped to a namespace.

But using such a low information content name really amounts to a
proposal that there not be root level element tags in XML, because
the tag name will always be the same.  If you have a tag name, it really
ought to reflect the nature of the document, not just that it is the
root element.  (The root element tag can carry attributes, of course.)

> XHTML2 has no such limitation and could very well use "xhtml" as the 
> root element GI.

I could have some sympathy with this, but it wouldn't mean that XHTML uses
xhtml as it's root element, but only that some versions of it do.
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