[whatwg] Script, style and backwards compatibility
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Mon Apr 30 15:24:27 PDT 2007
On Mon, 30 Apr 2007 20:42:09 +0200, Martin Atkins
<mart at degeneration.co.uk> wrote:
> Simon Pieters wrote:
>> This could thus also imply:
>> * Don't disallow lang="" in XHTML5
>> * Don't disallow <base href> in XHTML5.
>> * Don't disallow <meta charset> in XHTML5 (it doesn't do any good, but
>> doesn't harm either).
> When using these, though, generic XML tools (i.e., those that aren't
> XHTML-aware) won't "see" these elements. This doesn't really matter much
> for the first and third, but for xml:base it can have a practical effect
> on how the document is processed in the presence of embedded XML
> fragments from other vocabularies.
I'm not suggesting that xml:base should be disallowed. If generic XML
processing is important, then you're free to use xml:lang, xml:id,
> And if you aren't going to use generic XML tools or embed fragments from
> other vocabularies, why would you use XHTML rather than plain old HTML?
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