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Re: ISSUE-53: mediatypereg - suggest closing on 2009-09-03

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 12:26:32 +0100
Message-Id: <45AF29AC-8ACE-47B3-B191-490B3E9FD560@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
On 31 Aug 2009, at 11:45, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> It seems to me that there's a difference of underlying premises here.
> Premise 1: HTML5 obsoletes HTML 2.0, 3.2 and 4.01 and XHTML 1.x.  
> New authoring must use the latest level of the language.
> Premise 2: HTML 2.0, 3.2, 4.01 and 5 and XHTML 1.x are all  
> Recommended. It is appropriate to author new pages using older  
> levels of the language.

I think my suggested media type registration text is a reasonable  
compromise between these. It notes the existence of various different  
versions of HTML, but gives user agents the freedom to treat them all  
as HTML5 if they wish:


Toby A Inkster
Received on Monday, 31 August 2009 11:27:21 UTC

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