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Re: Notes on the draft polyglot document Polyglot document

From: Simpson, Grant Leyton <glsimpso@indiana.edu>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 13:51:30 -0400
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
CC: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <AB38B306-18A8-416F-B9D8-9DE9D492C4ED@indiana.edu>

On Jun 11, 2010, at 1:46 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> We are the HTML Working Group. Our task is to decide what is compatible 
> with 'text/html'. That is also what Appendix C sought to define. I 
> therefore continue to believe that "HTML Compatible XML Documents" is 
> more accurate and that it conveys a more useful message than the 
> alternative.

Persuasively argued. I'm won over.

> By the way, what do you think about saying "XHTML" instead of "XML"?
> 	'Polyglot markup: HTML Compatible XHTML Documents'

This is better yet, since the document deals specifically with XHTML and not other applications of XML.  My only addition would be a hyphen to make "HTML Compatible" into a compound adjective:

"Polyglot Markup: HTML-compatible XHTML Documents"

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