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Re: HTML Improvement/Suggestion

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 01:14:39 +0100
Message-ID: <20051213011439.v6zilty2nsw00w4k@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
To: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

Quoting Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>:
> But heh, you’re the one saying it isn’t compatible anyway! :) 
> More seriously though, in case XHTML2.0 ever would get an 
> http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace browsers could still 
> ‘understand’ the old attributes. Maybe it’s a good way for the 
> browsers to distinguish XHTML 1.0 <object> element behavior from 
> XHTML 2.0 <object> behavior (assuming that it differs).

In XHTML 1.0 "type" did not affect the Accept: header. It was merely a hint.

> Anyways, I would appreciate it if for once the HTML WG would either 
> commit to using the XHTML 1.0 namespace (oh, yes please), or just 
> break totally free from it. Then at least I’d know what we’re 
> heading for with this, and form an opinion based on that. Because 
> obviously if you want to stay semi-compatible with XHTML 1.0, there 
> are other considerations than if you don’t.


Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 13 December 2005 00:14:43 UTC

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