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Re: Re-registration of text/html

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:09:09 -0500
Message-ID: <4B99B055.3070609@intertwingly.net>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
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>
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
> 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.

I'm not certain I understand your point.  The working group could 
certainly remove all requirements for conformance checkers and leave 
everything unspecified.

I am suggesting that it would be useful to specify some additional 
conformance requirements.

> Regards,
> Maciej

- Sam Ruby
Received on Friday, 12 March 2010 03:09:44 UTC

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