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The HTML Element

From: Arthur Wiebe <webmaster@awiebe.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 20:54:44 -0400
Message-ID: <3EEBC3D4.6030009@awiebe.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

I propose that since XHTML is XHTML not HTML, that we change the <html> 
element to something that would make more sense. I'm not saying that 
<html> is hard to understand but it doesn't make sense to have an <html> 
parent element when it's not an HTML page but is an XHTML page.
Why not change it to something like <xhtml>? Or if someone can't stand 
that extra letter then we could also change it to <root>?
This has been on my mind ever since a guy asked me why I was using the 
<html> tag when it's an XHTML page.
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