Re: XML and Unicode interoperability comes before HTML or even SGML

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Aug 15 2004 - 12:18:11 CDT

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    Philippe Verdy <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:

    >> HTML is not an application of XML. HTML and XML are both
    >> applications of SGML. XHTML, which I use and recommend, is an
    >> application of HTML *to* XML.
    > You did not need to specify this. I said "TODAY" which means the
    > *current* standard version of HTML, which is now XHTML, i.e. really an
    > application of XML (the legacy syntax with unclosed elements and
    > unquoted attribute values, allowed in HTML and SGML, is being
    > deprecated as it is forbidden in XML)...

    W3C still maintains a distinction between HTML and XHTML, and still
    offers both specifications.on its site. HTML is not deprecated.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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