Fark_Guy_Rob: Wake me up when I can write site in HTML 5 without needing to check it in every browser I care about.....until then, I don't see the point.
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: They were trying slide in a couple patents on parts of HTML5 the last I heard.
Lord Dimwit: I know HTML5 can be XML, but it doesn't have to be. Anyone know why?
t3knomanser: If you want to really quibble, you could state that all HTML is XML,
t3knomanser: Backwards compatibility, mostly. If you want to really quibble, you could state that all HTML is XML, but is not required to be valid XML.
aerojockey: It's either valid XML, or not XML.
jonny_q: HTML is not XML, and that's not just an issue of backward compatibility.
Lord Dimwit: I'm really curious as to why they didn't mandate HTML5 be an application of XML. It's already there. There are myriad tools that can process it. It's well standardized.I know HTML5 can be XML, but it doesn't have to be. Anyone know why?
theurge14: This is great news. Now I shall be able to view the world wide web on my internet machine.
t3knomanser: the SGML spec is more powerful
mccallcl: I would describe it as "more permissive"
mccallcl: JSON will likely supplant *ML for many uses.
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