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

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 19:07:19 +0000
Message-ID: <45EF0D67.8000201@splintered.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Simon Pieters wrote:
> 
> Having special rules for <body> in HTML but not in XHTML makes it harder 
> for authors to switch to and from XHTML.
> 
> There are lots and lots of pages that rely on the magicness in HTML. So 
> it can't be removed from HTML.
> 
> There are very few XHTML pages on the Web. Some of them might look 
> incorrect because the author thought the <body> was magic, but it wasn't 

To be hardline, though: authors that do not understand these types of 
differences between XHTML and HTML should not switch, then. If they get 
caught out by the non-magic behaviour of <body>, then they're probably 
(and I'll make a sweeping generalisation) the types of authors that 
don't quite know why they should be moving to XHTML in the first place 
and are only doing it because "it's fashionable" nowadays.

P
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