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Re: Updated finding: Consistency of Formatting Property Names, Values, and Semantics

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 16:58:13 +0900 (JST)
Message-Id: <20020717.165813.41627604.mimasa@w3.org>
To: www-tag@w3.org

Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM> wrote:

> Per my action of 8 July 2002, I've updated the finding at
>   http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/formatting-properties

Again, please never say HTML when you refer to XHTML, in particular
when you are mixing namespaces.  Due to unfortunate examples in
Namespaces in XML REC, some people incorrectly think that (SGML-based)
HTML can be mixed with other XML vocabularies using namespaces, and
some software even behave that way.  Please don't encourage bad
perception in TAG Finding.

In some cases you might want to use the term HTML to mean both
SGML-based HTML and XHTML, but I don't think that's the case here.
Calling XHTML as HTML is in many cases as confusing as calling XML as
SGML.  In some limited context that might make sense, but in general
we'd better distinguish them to avoid confusion whenever possible.

Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Wednesday, 17 July 2002 03:58:15 UTC

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