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Re: changes in HTML5 draft regarding XHTML1

From: Roland Merrick <roland_merrick@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 10:31:25 +0100
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, public-xhtml2@w3.org, public-xhtml2-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF6A70435E.88A44207-ON8025746D.00342B29-8025746D.0034515A@uk.ibm.com>
HTML Working Group members

You wrote [1] to the XHTML2 Working Group asking for a response regarding 
specific changes made to parts of the HTML5 Editor's Draft [2].

We discussed your request at our Face to Face meeting and concluded:  "The 
[XHTML2] WG recognises that we are chartered to maintain and develop the 
XHTML series, and the HTML5 specification should therefore not contain 
text that makes it appear differently". 

We request that the text be removed.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xhtml2/2008Jun/0045.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/

Roland Merrick,
  on behalf of the XHTML2 Working Group

"Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org> 
Sent by: public-xhtml2-request@w3.org
13/06/2008 09:08

changes in HTML5 draft regarding XHTML1

XHTML2 Working Group members,

I'm writing to notify you of some recent changes that were made to
parts of the HTML5 Editor's Draft[1] that concern the relationship
of the HTML5 specification to XHTML 1.0 and XHTML 1.1.

  [1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/

I'm writing also to request a response from the XHTML2 WG
regarding the specific changes, which are:

 1. There is a part of the "Introduction" section that concerns

    That part now reads:

     1.1.2 Relationship to XHTML 1.x

     This section is non-normative. 

     This specification is intended to replace XHTML 1.0 as the
     normative definition of the XML serialisation of the HTML
     vocabulary. [XHTML10] 

     While this specification updates the semantics and
     requirements of the vocabulary defined by XHTML
     Modularization 1.1 and used by XHTML 1.1, it does not attempt
     to provide a replacement for the modularization scheme
     defined and used by those (and other) specifications, and
     therefore cannot be considered a complete replacement for
     them. [XHTMLMOD] [XHTML11] 

     Thus, authors and implementors who do not need such a
     modularization scheme can consider this specification a
     replacement for XHTML 1.x, but those who do need such a
     mechanism are encouraged to continue using the XHTML 1.1
     line of specifications.

 2. There is also a part of the "Status of this Document" section
    that concerns XHTML1.

    That part now reads:

      This specification is intended to replace (be the new
      version of) what was previously the HTML4, XHTML 1.0, and
      DOM2 HTML specifications.

This is HTML WG issue-52


  --Mike Smith, on behalf of the HTML Working Group

Michael(tm) Smith

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