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Re: About the new 2.0 tags

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 12:18:18 +0300
Message-Id: <6b329e1cafcefd590fac43e0c293becf@iki.fi>
To: W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>

On May 27, 2005, at 15:28, dagobah1@optonline.net wrote:

> With all the news tags you plan on adding (<l>, <seperator>, etc.) how 
> do you expect current browsers to render the new tags?

Note that XHTML 2.0 changes the namespace, so *all* the elements (even 
those with familiar-looking local names) are unknown to current 
browsers.

> Normally, tags have to be coded INTO the browser by the browser 
> creator (ex. microsoft, mozilla, opera, etc.).

Yes.

> How are current browsers suppost to read XHTML 2.0 correctly?

They aren't.

However, XHTML 2.0 proponents will tell you that if you serve enough 
XBL, XSLT, CSS and JavaScript with the XHTML 2.0 document, it can be 
turned into something that current browsers can render.

> This looks like something only future browsers could handle, which 
> would cause a problem.

Yes.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Saturday, 28 May 2005 09:18:25 UTC

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