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Re: The HTML Element

From: Andy Holmes <aholmes84@shaw.ca>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 20:41:26 -0700
To: Arthur Wiebe <webmaster@awiebe.com>, www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <3EED3C66.8000402@shaw.ca>

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. 

As far as I'm concerned (very generally speaking of course) XHTML *is* 
HTML; the obvious difference being that it's extensible. It's still 
hypertext, it's still a markup language. Unless it becomes proposed that 
UA's distinguish HTML from XHTML via the root element, I see no reason 
to change it other than for the novelty of it. It will, in my humble 
opinion, just create unnecessary confusion unless like I mentioned it 
actually serves a purpose.

> 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>?

No, if it were to be changed at all, <xhtml> would be the way to go. 
<root> is *far* too general.

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