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Re: [Serial] XHTML Serialization (qt-2004Nov0025-02)

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2005 20:54:31 +0100
To: Joanne Tong <joannet@ca.ibm.com>
Cc: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <425e0129.183420078@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Joanne Tong wrote:
>Thank you for submitting this comment.  The XSL and XML Query Working 
>Groups discussed the comment and have agreed that the text should be 
>modified.  We converged on agreement that the point of the rules about 
>minimized syntax is to maximize interoperability with legacy HTML 
>browsers. This goal can be achieved without addressing issues of which DTD 
>or schema is being used, by simply listing the elements br, hr, and so on. 
> The new text is:
>
>[...]
>[Definition: The following elements have an EMPTY content model: area, 
>base, br, col, hr, img, input, link, meta, basefont, frame, isindex, and 
>param.] Given an empty instance of an XHTML element whose content model is 
>not EMPTY (for example, an empty title or paragraph) the serializer MUST 
>NOT use the minimized form.
>[...]
>
>May I ask you to confirm that this response is acceptable to you?

This is better, but I think the text should note that that this applies
only to these elements in the http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace and
be slightly rephrased. The current text could, in my opinion, still be
misread for e.g. XHTML family document types where additional elements
might have an empty content model. A better text would be

  The following elements in the http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace
  are considered to have an EMPTY content model: area, base, br, col,
  hr, img, input, link, meta, basefont, frame, isindex, and param.

  For all other elements the serializer MUST NOT use the minimized form.

Thanks,
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