[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Dec 7 21:08:09 PST 2006

On Fri, 8 Dec 2006, Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> Recently, "<br/>" has been brought into the common subset of HTML5 and 
> XHTML5. That's OK because browsers currently handle "<br/>" the same in 
> HTML and XHTML, and will continue doing so. The same for xmlns attribute 
> on <html>.
> However, introducing <xml:base> into the common subset of HTML5 and 
> XHTML5 is not acceptable becasue it there woudl be markup in the common 
> subset that means different things for HTML5 and XHTML5 consumers: 
> nothing for the former, base URI specification for the latter. I don't 
> see why would anyone want non-interoperable markup in the common subset.

I agree.

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