[whatwg] HTML5 competing with XML
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 6 15:36:23 PDT 2009
On Mon, 6 Jul 2009, Anton Frattaroli wrote:
> Allowing XML namespaces to be "inserted" into HTML5 is a neat feature,
> but challenges its definition as a subset of XML.
As others have noted, HTML5 in text/html isn't XML. If you want to use
HTML5 with XML you have to use XHTML5, which does require you to declare
your namespaces, as per the XML specification.
> Mixing markup languages also makes the DOCTYPE declaration pretty much
> null and void. What's the point of a DTD if you're going to add in
> other DTDs?
We don't have DTDs in HTML5.
> This is really challenging the whole direction the w3c has pointed out
> for SGML.
HTML5 doesn't use SGML at all.
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