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Re: supporting both formats html5 & xhtml5 re: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#xhtml5

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 16:49:06 +0100
Message-ID: <47863E72.90901@lachy.id.au>
To: Dean Edridge <dean@55.co.nz>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Dean Edridge wrote:
> What is there to disagree on?
> There are only two reasons why you would omit "XHTML5" from the title of 
> the spec.
> 1) Because the main forces behind the spec would like to have XHTML 
> deprecated.

No, this is not true.  As I and others have repeatedly told you, the 
spec supports both HTML and XHTML equally, and that is not likely to change.

> 2) Because people are afraid of upsetting the feelings of the XHTML2 
> working group.

Well, considering the spec still uses the term "XHTML", depite the fact 
that the XHTML2 working group have already complained about it, I don't 
think anyone is particularly concerned about them being upset in regards 
to this issue.

The real reason the spec is called "HTML 5" is because shortly after 
this group began, the working group resolved to call it that, and 
because "HTML" can be used to refer to either the vocabulary of the 
language (which is shared between both serialisations) or the HTML 
serialisation.  In the context of the title, it refers to the 
vocabulary, rather than the syntax.

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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