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question about XML and HTML5

From: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 06:51:05 -0400
Message-ID: <760bcb2a0906170351r3bfd16cei482f70915f227a2a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
This question sounds so stupid that I didn't want to ask it in public.

Many web-related languages that have idiosyncratic syntax also provide
an XML surface syntax. Examples are Turtle (RDF/XML), xquery, OWL 2
(OWL/XML). To ensure that HTML5 can participate in XML pipelines in a
standard way, wouldn't it be a good idea to have a standard XML
surface syntax for HTML5, with semantics preserved over round trips?
Perhaps this even could be done using a set of extensions to XHTML.

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