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Re: XHTML 1.0 versus HTML 4.01

From: Brian Kelly <B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 00:08:45 +0100
Message-ID: <1115593725.427e9bfd11196@webmail.bath.ac.uk>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: "'public-evangelist@w3.org' w3. org" <public-evangelist@w3.org>

Hi Karl

Quoting Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>:

>
>
> Le 05-05-06 à 16:22, Vincent François a écrit :
> > What do you think about the idea of going back to HTML 4.01 because
> > XHTML 1.0 is delivered as text/html ?
>
> You don't go back to something. You only choose the language which
> suits your need. There's nothing wrong in one or the other.

Section 11.1 of WCAG 1.0 states:
"Use W3C technologies when they are available and appropriate for a task and use
the latest versions when supported. [Priority 2]" [1]

Surely for WCAG AA compliance you have to use XHTML 1.0 (assuming XHTML 1.0 is
the latest version of HTML)?  Note the above statement gives no hint of any
user choice, along the lines you suggest.

Brian

Reference

 1 http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/

> I encourage that you use Strict for XHTML 1.0 AND HTML 4.01
>
> > Replace this
> > <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
> > with this
> > <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
>
> Plus all the mark-ups which are different.
>      <br/> by <br> For example.
>
> For example, Why I prefer to use XHTML 1.0 over HTML 4.01, in my
> personal case. Because for my workflow, I can just apply an XSLT on
> my XHTML 1.0 files to create an RSS feed, an automatic index of my
> Web pages, etc.
> For me it's just practical. It's not forbidden to serve XHTML 1.0 as
> text/html. It is for XHTML 1.1

> I'm about to definitely switch my *personal* Web site to application/
> xhtml+xml, which might crash users of IE 6.0 Win. There are now many
> browsers supporting the mime type "application/xhtml+xml"
>
> For IE7 Win, there's a request for application/xhtml+xml support on
> their wiki.
> http://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/default.aspx/
> Channel9.InternetExplorerStandardsSupport
>
>
>
>
> Dominique Hazaël-Massieux has written a guide for serving both
>      http://www.w3.org/2003/01/xhtml-mimetype/content-negotiation
>
> Just use correctly the language of your choice: be HTML 4.01, XHTML
> 1.0 or XHTML 1.1. Don't make it for the beauty of it, but for what
> suits your needs and your workflow.
>
> Best.
>
> --
> Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
> W3C Conformance Manager
> *** Be Strict To Be Cool ***
>
>
>
>


-- 
Brian Kelly
UKOLN
University of Bath
BATH
BA2 7AY
Received on Sunday, 8 May 2005 23:08:54 UTC

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