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Re: [CSS21] Make XHTML <body> magic just like HTML <body>

From: Simon Pieters <zcorpan@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 22:23:55 +0200
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tqv795eq7a8kvn@hp-a0a83fcd39d2>

On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 20:55:45 +0200, fantasai  
<fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:

> David Dorward wrote:
>> Simon Pieters wrote:
>>> Why *should* XHTML be different from HTML where they *could* be
>>> the same?
>>  Why should XHTML be different from other forms of XML when they could  
>> be
>> the same?

Because authors who are confused about the differences between HTML and  
XHTML outnumber those who are confused about the differences between XHTML  
and other forms of XML, I would guess by orders of magnitude.

> I think what Simon is arguing is that the element <body> in the XHTML1
> namespace should be special cased, whether it is parsed into the
> DOM from HTML or XHTML.

Yes, indeed.

Simon Pieters
Received on Monday, 16 April 2007 20:24:04 UTC

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