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Re: [xml-dev] HXTML5

And it would be as easy to parse, for those of us who are not browser vendors, as html is.  Why do that?  

XML has traction in the HTML world already and the changes that you suggest won't make it any more usable and will increase the number of technology variants that we have to deal with.  This is the problem with all this talk of new kinds of XML, our technology usage is driven by the tools that are in the environment (which is I suspect why I is see RelaxNG in forums like this but I almost never see it anywhere else) and tends to complicate life when we have a family of related but overlapping standards - choosing one under those circumstances is more likely to cause a religious war.

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 6:19 AM, Stephen Green <stephengreenubl@gmail.com> wrote:
What if there were a variant of XML which was like
HTML? It would be typically inserted into HTML
inside a script element


<script type="text/hxtml5">
<a b1=c1 b2='c2' b3="c3">
<d e>f


<a b1=c1 b2='c2' b3="c3">
<d e>f

Firstly it doesn't have to have a top level element
(but it can have) since it can be inserted inside
other HTML or XHTML elements.

Elements do not have to have closing tags (rules
determine where missing tags would have been).

Empty elements do not have to have a backslash
e.g. <h> above, in the spirit of HTML. They are
presumed to be empty as determined by parsing
rules, as with HTML.

Attributes do not have to have values (e.g. 'e' above).

Attribute values do not have be surrounded by quotes.

I guess this is distinct from XML5 though which I
think has the concept of compatibility with XML 1.0.

Might it get more traction in the HTML world?
Stephen D Green


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