[whatwg] xml:lang and xmlns in HTML

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Dec 1 09:37:25 PST 2006

On Fri, 1 Dec 2006, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> > 
> > I thought XHTML-sent-as-text/html had explained in painful detail why 
> > that's not a desirable end goal. Why would we want this?
> Do you have some links to that discussion.  I think I may have missed 
> it.
> (I know I probably don't qualify as a "typical" web developer, but... 
> I've actually been writing XHTML and returning it as "text/html".)

http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml is one often cited paper on the 
subject. It has not been updated to cater for HTML5, so some things in 
there are out of date, but it should give you a basic idea.

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