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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 20:10:18 +0000 (UTC)
To: Simon Pieters <zcorpan@gmail.com>
Cc: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0703072009370.30348@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 7 Mar 2007, Simon Pieters wrote:
> On Wed, 07 Mar 2007 20:07:19 +0100, Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
> wrote:
> 
> > 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.
> 
> I don't disagree. But why should <body> be non-magic in XHTML when it is 
> magic in HTML?

The XHTML2 WG asked for it to be. It really is that simple.

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