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Re: [html-author] Recent Updates

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 16:43:38 +0100
Message-ID: <49AFF32A.3080906@lachy.id.au>
To: Lee Kowalkowski <lee.kowalkowski@googlemail.com>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Lee Kowalkowski wrote:
> 2009/3/5 Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>:
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-author/#polyglot-documents
>>
>> I realise the term polyglot document may not be the most author friendly
>> term to use.  But it's all I've found so far.  If anyone has any better
>> suggestions, I'd be really happy to hear them.  What I need is a way to
>> refer to them, so that they can be easily distinguished from documents that
>> use HTML only syntax (like omitted tags, unquoted attributes, ec.) or XHTML
>> only syntax.
> 
> How about X&HTML documents?  Or X+HTML...  Never heard of a term for 
> that kind of document.

I'd rather not use a name that looks like a typo.  It needs to be 
something clear and concise, and preferably accurate.  Anyway, I'm much 
more interested in feedback on the actual content of the draft so I can 
make real improvements to it, than I am in bikeshedding about a name. 
Might I suggest that other any other alternative name suggestions be 
sent to me off list to reduce the noise on the list.  But there's no 
rush, this is not really an urgent issue.

> Is it the same thing as a XHTML document that conforms to Appendix C
> of the XHTML1.0 spec?  Sounds like it possibly isn't (and that's a
> bit wordy anyway).

In principle, I guess you could consider this section to be somewhat 
like XHTML 1.0 Appendix C.  However, it will be much more useful and 
accurate, and offer much less bogus advice.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
http://lachy.id.au/
http://www.opera.com/
Received on Thursday, 5 March 2009 15:44:16 UTC

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