why distinctions within XHTML?
ann at webgeek.com
Mon Aug 30 19:39:09 BST 1999
At 01:31 PM 8/30/99 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> The XHTML PR
>doesn't even include the word 'schema', period. (Surprising but true!)
Not surprising at all, actually. At the risk of sounding like a broken
record -- this is phase 1 -- reformulating existing HTML 4.0(1), which is
pre-schemas, into XML.
>On top of which, it isn't clear yet how XHTML will combine with other
>schemas, like MathML - which I'd very much like to see explicitly stated.
>Section 3.1.2 states:
>>The XHTML 1.0 namespace may be used with other XML namespaces as
>>per [XMLNAMES], although such documents are not strictly conforming
>>XHTML 1.0 documents as defined above. Future work by W3C will address
>>ways to specify conformance for documents involving multiple namespaces.
It states we're working on it, and indeed we are. Watch the drafts, they
will answer many questions.
It's important that people do read these with sufficent attention to detail
to understand that this is NOT the end of development of XHTML, and that it
won't solve all HTML to XML issues. It is what it says it is, bringing one
into the other. Next we expand and improve.
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