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changes in HTML5 draft regarding XHTML1

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 17:08:49 +0900
To: public-xhtml2@w3.org
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080613080848.GK6754@sideshowbarker>
XHTML2 Working Group members,

I'm writing to notify you of some recent changes that were made to
parts of the HTML5 Editor's Draft[1] that concern the relationship
of the HTML5 specification to XHTML 1.0 and XHTML 1.1.

  [1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/

I'm writing also to request a response from the XHTML2 WG
regarding the specific changes, which are:

 1. There is a part of the "Introduction" section that concerns

    That part now reads:

     1.1.2 Relationship to XHTML 1.x

     This section is non-normative. 

     This specification is intended to replace XHTML 1.0 as the
     normative definition of the XML serialisation of the HTML
     vocabulary. [XHTML10] 

     While this specification updates the semantics and
     requirements of the vocabulary defined by XHTML
     Modularization 1.1 and used by XHTML 1.1, it does not attempt
     to provide a replacement for the modularization scheme
     defined and used by those (and other) specifications, and
     therefore cannot be considered a complete replacement for
     them. [XHTMLMOD] [XHTML11] 

     Thus, authors and implementors who do not need such a
     modularization scheme can consider this specification a
     replacement for XHTML 1.x, but those who do need such a
     mechanism are encouraged to continue using the XHTML 1.1
     line of specifications.

 2. There is also a part of the "Status of this Document" section
    that concerns XHTML1.

    That part now reads:

      This specification is intended to replace (be the new
      version of) what was previously the HTML4, XHTML 1.0, and
      DOM2 HTML specifications.

This is HTML WG issue-52


  --Mike Smith, on behalf of the HTML Working Group

Michael(tm) Smith

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