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RE: Revised HTML/XML Task Force Report

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:09:17 -0700
To: "Eric J. Bowman" <eric@bisonsystems.net>
CC: "karld@opera.com" <karld@opera.com>, "nrm@arcanedomain.com" <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, "ndw@nwalsh.com" <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Message-ID: <C68CB012D9182D408CED7B884F441D4D05CB12A1D3@nambxv01a.corp.adobe.com>
# XHTML requires element names to be lowercase, not XML.  In retrospect,
# it would've made more sense for XHTML to require uppercase elements, as
# this is how HTML parsers are supposed to normalize (and why Firebug,
# etc. present the DOM using uppercase regardless of HTML/XHTML).  This
# would have led to lots less script breakage for us application/xhtml+xml
# die-hards.

So why can't 'application/xhtml5+xml' (i.e., some other MIME type) use uppercase elements?
Received on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 23:10:08 UTC

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