XHTML 1.0 returned to HTML WG

Jelks Cabaniss jelks at jelks.nu
Wed Nov 3 23:13:20 GMT 1999

Tim Berners-Lee wrote:

> > XHTML 1.0 is hereby sent back to the HTML working group for further work.


> >In summary, W3C Members wanted the HTML working group to revise
> >the XHTML 1.0 specification to utilize a single namespace.
> >There are a number of separate questions involved in this,
> >such as whether a namespace identifier should be changed
> >(a) between versions of the same specification and (b) between
> >different strict, transitional and frameset document types of the
> >original HTML 4 spec on which xHTML is based.

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)?


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