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Kristofer Henriksson kthenriksson at
Tue Jul 14 07:26:11 PDT 2009

I believe that while the W3C will be disbanding the XHTML working
group, this does not extend to the specification itself, which will
exist in the HTML 5 specification (see In
other words, XHTML will continue to be have the same level of support
by the W3C, with XHTML 5 and HTML 5 being two equivalent
representations of the markup.

Since HTML 5 is not yet a recommendation, it would be hasty to switch
to it already. If we switch to XHTML 5 when the HTML 5 specification
is released, it would be by far the easiest path that we could take
while maintaining support for current standards.

It seems that some are simply opposed to XHTML. Is there a particular
reason to dislike using it for the site?

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 10:12 AM, William Siegrist<wsiegrist at> wrote:
> On Jul 14, 2009, at 3:57 AM, Joshua Root wrote:
>> On 2009-7-14 20:50, Jeremy Lavergne wrote:
>>> And also getting the site off of XHTML ;-)
>> A move for which you still haven't mentioned any specific advantages.
> The W3C has abandoned XHTML2, so we should not do any new work in XHTML. I
> suppose the current XHTML1.1 site will be fine for quite a while, but
> converting it to HTML is pretty easy and puts us on the supported path.
> -Bill
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