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Re: HTML 5 and XHTML 2 combined

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 11:00:32 -0500
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560901050800i6c0b166dr479f36e59bfa9ef9@mail.gmail.com>
To: Molte <molte93@gmail.com>
Cc: "HTML Working Group Discussion Mailing-List" <www-html@w3.org>

On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 4:06 PM, Molte <molte93@gmail.com> wrote:
> Why don't you go together combining HTML 5 and XHTML 2 to one future
> language to avoid a web standard war?
> You could take the advantages of both languages and drop the disadvantages.

To make David's and Ian's comments more explicit:

One of the biggest advantages of XHTML2 is the cleaner model, which
they get by discarding legacy cruft.  HTML5 can't discard that cruft,
and XHTML2 wouldn't benefit by importing that cruft.  So combining the
standards wholesale won't work.

That said, there are some good ideas in XHTML2, such as <section>.
These generally have been combined into HTML5 on a piecemeal basis.

(XHTML2 could also import from HTML5, if they found something clean
enough to be worth importing.)

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