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Re: XHTML 1.0 versus HTML 4.01

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 01:17:12 +0200
To: Brian Kelly <B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>
Cc: public-evangelist@w3.org
Message-ID: <42939cb4.281262875@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Brian Kelly wrote:
>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.

XHTML 1.0 is neither the latest version of HTML (or XHTML) nor does it
enjoy broad support, and in the few user agents that "support" XHTML 1.0
the support is often poor, e.g. FireFox does not implement progressive
rendering for XHTML documents.
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