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

On Tue, 17 Apr 2007 02:51:28 +1000, Bert Bos <> wrote:
> 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]
> (For reference, this is issue 31 in the forthcoming "Disposition of
> Comments.")
> Simon, please let us know if you can't agree with this resolution.

I can't. I would like to raise a formal objection against this descision.  
I strongly feel that the definitions for 'overflow', 'background' and  
tables need to be changed to make those work identically for both XHTML  
and HTML. Although I can't speak for them, I'm pretty sure the new HTML WG  
would agree.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Tuesday, 17 April 2007 00:36:33 UTC