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RE: [Structure Module] Renaming the <html> element to more semantic name

From: John Foliot - WATS.ca <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 08:03:31 -0500
To: 'Asbjørn Ulsberg' <asbjorn@tigerstaden.no>, <www-html-request@w3.org>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c5fb2e$a476e590$6501a8c0@bosshog>

Asbjørn Ulsberg wrote:
> Isn't XHTML 2.0 supposed to be breaking most of this history and not
> be backward-compatible anyway? Why does the 15 years of history with
> <html> apply to XHTML 2.0 if none of the other (excuse my language)
> rubbish from older HTML specifications doesn't?

Actually Asbjørn, I thought the very same thing too, but my current
debate with the XHTML Editors regarding the @key attribute seems to
indicate that what they say and what they do doesn't always correspond -
they are quite happy to keep "rubbish" for un-substantiated "historical"
reasons, even when provided with multiple reasons for not dong so:
http://www.wats.ca/articles/access+keystill=accesskey/80

JF
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Received on Wednesday, 7 December 2005 13:04:16 GMT

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