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Re: Note in HTML4 spec about html5?

From: Jace Voracek <jacevoracek@me.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 09:54:56 -0600
Message-id: <C6FF5CFD-F57E-420B-B88B-C11F85FF18CF@me.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Good eye with finding XHTML 1.0 as the "latest version of HTML". The XHTML 1.0 specification was the original recommendation of HTML, so the URL http://www.w3.org/TR/html remains as such. I understand, as you mentioned, how that can be confusing for one searching for the latest HTML recommendation. Forwarding http://www.w3.org/TR/html to http://www.w3.org/TR/html5 would make the original XHTML 1.0 specification unaccessible, but perhaps providing a URL to the XHTML namespace would suffice. The namespace points to the major specifications relevant to HTML including the HTML5 working draft, so a browser would be able to find the latest version of HTML from there.

Jace Voracek

On Mar 12, 2012, at 8:47 AM, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:

> Leif Halvard Silli, Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:16:08 +0100:
>> Well, on HTML4's homepage, [1]  there is a link to XHTML 1.0, which is 
>> presented as the latest version of *HTML*. Quoting:
>> 'Latest version of HTML: http://www.w3.org/TR/html'
>> Ideally, at some point, that link/text should be modified.
> Actually, we don't need to update HTML4. Instead, the W3C can make 
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/html> resolve to <http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/>.
> -- 
> leif halvard silli
Received on Monday, 12 March 2012 15:55:41 UTC

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