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Re: xhtml basic?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 05:40:19 +0100
To: "Justin Thorp" <juth@loc.gov>, "public-bpwg-comments@w3.org" <public-bpwg-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ti8xxh1owxe0ny@widsith.lan>

Oops, this has dragged on a while.

Hi Justin,

we are actually looking at this issue at the moment. Ideally you would use  
XHTML 1.1 basic in general. Unfortunately, IE cannot handle XHTML properly  
sent as XHTML, so you need to do something to cope with that (as in the  
DEFICIENCIES best practice). If you can check for IE and send it text/html  
instead of XHTML, it should be OK. (In practice it doesn't care if the  
content is marked up as XHTML...) Or there are other alternatives.

I don't know what the end decision will be for MobileOK (since that relies  
on things that work, and doesn't necessarily cover all the best practices)  
but if you are using only tags that are in XHTML Basic you should have a  
good start.



On Mon, 06 Nov 2006 05:27:38 -0800, Justin Thorp <juth@loc.gov> wrote:

> That'd be great.
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> Justin Thorp
> Web Services - Office of Strategic Initiatives
> Library of Congress
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>>>> "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com> 11/05/06 2:44 PM >>>
> Mind if I answer on the public list? (I hate replying multiple times in
> private mail :) )
> cheers
> On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 06:50:57 +1000, Justin Thorp <juth@loc.gov> wrote:

>> I am trying to get a web site to work as well as possible on the mobile
>> phones.  I see that you guys recommend that I support XHTML 1.0 Basic in
>> the DDC for the mwbp.
>> Does that mean I need to make a mobile version of my page with XHTML 1.0
>> Basic?  Does it mean in my XHTML 1.0 Trans. site i'm trying to make
>> mobile friendly just only use whats in the basic tag set?
>> I posed similar questions to some web dev lists and got confused
>> responses.
>> I don't think many developers are familiar with XHTML modulalization.  I
>> get why it was done and why its better to send only part of the tag set
>> but I don't get where xhtml basic fits in my world view.

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