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   RE: XHTML 1.0 returned to HTML WG

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  • From: "Don Park" <donpark@docuverse.com>
  • To: "'xml-dev'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 16:08:45 -0800

>Would it not save everyone a lot of anguish if XHTML 1.0 were 
>just HTML 4.01
>recast as XML 1.0, in other words without mentioning 
>namespaces *at all*, and
>saving the namespace stuff for future versions (if it's proven 
>to be viable)?

I don't see much difference between zero and one (one?:) namespace
and since there is definite need for a namespace (i.e. XSL) to
distinguish (X)HTML tags from others, I prefer one over zero.

I must say, I was surprised by the decision and have now a more
healthy respect for the W3C process although I suspect XML-DEV has
now become an informal part of the process.  At least all the
stress we must go through to exert that reactive influence is
high enough to prevent abuse <g>.


Don Park    -   mailto:donpark@docuverse.com
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