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Re: Fwd: HTML5 and XHTML2 combined (a new approach)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 21:59:32 +0000 (UTC)
To: Giovanni Campagna <scampa.giovanni@gmail.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0901222153090.29785@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, Giovanni Campagna wrote:
>
> If HTML4 had been modularized, HTML5 would have used HTML4's table 
> module, text module (b-i-span-strong..), metainformation module 
> (html-head-body-meta) etc.

We actually tried that (using XHTML Modularisation in Web Forms 2), but 
browser vendors indicated no interest whatsoever in using this, and in 
practice it was more of a hindrance than a help to the specification 
process. I agree with Benjamin's assessment in this e-mail:

   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2009Jan/0042.html

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