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RE: Revised HTML/XML Task Force Report

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:39:37 -0700
To: "Eric J. Bowman" <eric@bisonsystems.net>
CC: "karld@opera.com" <karld@opera.com>, "nrm@arcanedomain.com" <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, "ndw@nwalsh.com" <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Message-ID: <C68CB012D9182D408CED7B884F441D4D05CB12A152@nambxv01a.corp.adobe.com>
> I suppose there's some design pattern "SIFR" which produces pages
> that cannot be expressed in polyglot? 
> 

>
> *Why* can't "SIFR" be served as application/xhtml+xml? 
> 

> See points 1 and 5, here:

> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#C_13

> HTML normalizes to uppercase, XML doesn't; SIFR relies on uppercase
> normalization, breaks otherwise.

It seems like this could be fixed by XML, HTML, or CSS.    If the price of convergence of HTML and XML is making some change like this ("xml2" = "xml except it normalizes to uppercase" ?)

Why is normalization part of the XML definition at all? Isn't this just an odd artifact of CSS?
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