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I’m a little confused by the title. Wasn’t nav introduced in HTML5?

Anyway, agree with what’s being said here. K.I.S.S.

It was. So was styling form elements.

The idea isn't to pretend it's 1999 and only use stuff that works in netscape4/IE5, but to build pages in the same way as then. <nav> adds something useful - it helps screen readers out, but costs nothing.

Yes it was. It also bothered me while reading.

I think he’s advocating for semantic HTML, not 90s HTML

The XHTML default namespace URL is http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml in W3C's HTML5 documents (the link resolves to a page that lists references).

There's no reason to "resolve" it. It's just a name, not a gettable resource.

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