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Re: Re-registration of text/html

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 18:20:44 -0800
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
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To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

On Mar 11, 2010, at 6:13 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> I can't help but wonder if one small change to HTML5 that would  
> reduce this confusion, and yet would have zero inpact to browser  
> vendors.  This change would be to change the definition of the xmlns  
> attribute on the html element from a talisman to a trigger of a few  
> additional, yet simple, validation checks.  To start with, it would  
> trigger validation errors when elements are implicitly closed.   
> Other checks could also be considered.
> A few notes: the intent is not to guarantee well-formedness, nor to  
> change browser behavior, but merely to provide a means for someone  
> who wishes to opt in to a more strict syntax to indicate their  
> desire to do so.  This also clearly would have no impact on those  
> who advocate the use of a more minimal syntax.

Seems like validators can do that without any changes to HTML5.

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