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Re: [CSS21] Make XHTML <body> magic just like HTML <body>

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 18:51:28 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Cc: zcorpan@gmail.com
Message-Id: <200704161851.28892.bert@w3.org>

The CSS WG decided _not_ to change the spec in response to Simon 
Pieters's request[1] to make BODY as special in XHTML as in HTML. (The 
exceptions for HTML are there for historical reasons, they affect other 
elements than BODY, too and we like them to _stay_ exceptions. Our 
impression is that the XHTML WG also doesn't want them to apply to 
XHTML. Also consider that other XML-based formats aren't special 
either, even if if they have a BODY element.)

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2007Mar/0035.html

(For reference, this is issue 31 in the forthcoming "Disposition of 

Simon, please let us know if you can't agree with this resolution.

For the CSS WG,

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