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Re: [Fwd: ATTN: Please comment on XHTML (before it's too late)]

  • From: Ann Navarro <ann@w...>
  • To: "W. Eliot Kimber" <eliot@i...>, xml-dev <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 13:27:56 -0400

Re: [Fwd: ATTN: Please comment on XHTML (before it's too late)]
At 06:41 PM 8/29/99 +0100, W. Eliot Kimber wrote:

> > No, we've not confused them. We happen to have three 'flavors' of XHTML 1.0
> > (the first deliverable from the XHTML project, not the end sum of our
> > work), that essentially map to the three flavors of HTML 4.0. Each of them
> > was assigned a namespace that corresponds in title to the three flavor
> > names. We do not mistakenly confuse their DTDs for their namespaces. (nor
> > are we limiting XHTML to the use of DTDs, Schemas, as has been pointed out,
> > 'isn't soup yet')
>But: name spaces do not define anything. Therefore, a namespace cannot
>be the *definition* of what these three flavors are.

I didn't say they did define anything. I said they each have a namespace. 
Period. They each have a DTD. Period.

They happen to share a string for a portion of their titles.

That does not say "the namespace defines the flavors".


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