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Comments on "one vocabulary, two serializations"

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 20:46:44 -0700
To: Ms2ger <ms2ger@gmail.com>, Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8B62A039C620904E92F1233570534C9B0118D817FE4B@nambx04.corp.adobe.com>
# XHTML must be served with an XML MIME type, such as application/xml or application/xhtml+xml.

I think this would be better phrased as implementation advice
rather than conformance criteria. There needs to be ONE
document that REGISTERS application/xhtml+xml, and I don't think
this document intends to be that.

And application/xml already has a definition, and I don't think
you're intending to update that -- or are you?

I'm less certain about the normative language around file extensions, but I think it
is also likely to be inappropriate to give normative language for what file
extensions MUST be used. 

Larry
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http://larry.masinter.net


-----Original Message-----
From: public-html-comments-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-comments-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ms2ger
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 5:33 AM
To: Karl Dubost
Subject: Comments on "one vocabulary, two serializations"

Dear Sir

I have a few comments on your document /HTML 5 and XHTML 5 - one
vocabulary, two serializations/ [1], as it stands on 7 July 2009.

In the section "Polyglot Documents", the example contains the code
|<cite>Marshall McLuhan</cite>|. However, as Marshall McLuhan is not a
piece of work, the |cite| element is not correct to mark up his name.
(Also, the quote "The medium is the massage." contains a typo: "massage"
should be "message".)

In the Syntax section, the "attribute minimization" row, it might be
appropriate to mention the syntaxes |<input disabled="">| and |<input
disabled=''>| (both HTML and XHTML). [2]

In the same section, it might be better to drop the "id attribute"
row-the |xml:id| attribute isn't mentioned in the HTML5 specification
and doesn't seem to be supported by mainstream browsers.

Apart from those nits, it looks like an excellent document.

Hoping these comments will help to further improve it
Ms2ger

[1] <http://www.la-grange.net/2009/07/05/html5-xhtml5/>
[2] <http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#boolean-attributes>
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