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Re: WICD Full should support XHTML Modularisation 1.1

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 13:33:36 +0000
Message-ID: <640dd5060612130533g6b834fe2w110c2cb16d65e6a1@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "W3C Public CDF" <public-cdf@w3.org>, "Shane McCarron" <shane@aptest.com>

My understanding of the WICD 'stack' is that whilst the lower levels
are intended to be 'general' (and so not necessarily bound to XHTML)
the WICD Full draft explicitly says that the document must be at root
an XHTML 1.1 document. Given this, then it might as well leverage the
XHTML Modularisation 1.1 architecture. We have XML Schema schemas that
are compatible with XHTML M12N for XForms and a few other things (SVG
and RDFa, for example) so it would be quite straightforward to define
WICD Full in this way. (Someone with better SVG knowledge than me
would probably want to do something with my SVG schemas though.)

Obviously the spec should not say that XML Schema is the only way to
validate compound documents, but given that there is an architecture
in place at the W3C to do exactly this then it would be good to
explain to people how to make use of it to validate WICD Full.

A 'profile' would therefore be a combination of the core XHTML M12N
driver files, plus schemas for whatever additional languages are
included. Anyone producing a language that could be used by CDF would
also then have guidelines on how to produce their schemas so that they
could be incorporated, so making it a 'framework'.

On 12/12/06, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 17:52:55 +0100, Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
> wrote:
> > XHTML Modularisation 1.1 [1] supports the validation of compound
> > documents based on XHTML. Since WICD Full is a profile that uses XHTML
> > 1.1 I would suggest that it leverage XHTML M12N 1.1 more directly.
> You mean that we would have to define our own profile?
> > [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-modularization/
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> <http://www.opera.com/>

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