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Re: XHTML/XML some constructive comments required.

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 10:09:40 -0700
Cc: tina@greytower.net, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
Message-Id: <23DB0340-A8C2-11D7-AC3A-000393D9E692@idyllmtn.com>

On Friday, June 27, 2003, at 08:34 AM, Matt May wrote:
> On Friday, June 27, 2003, at 05:30  AM, tina@greytower.net wrote:
>>   Markup      Content                 WAI (11.1)  UA     Standard
>>    XHTML 1.0   text/html               Not ok      Yes    Yes
>>    XHTML 1.0   application/xhtml+xml   Not ok      No     Yes
> Where do you get that XHTML fails 11.1? It is explicitly mentioned in 
> the core techniques.
XHTML 1.0 isn't the "latest version" of XHTML.  1.1 is.  Therefore,
if you are using -- for example -- Transitional markup in XHTML,
you are in violation of WCAG 11.1.

Which, I think, is part of the silly implications of WCAG 11.1's
specific wording -- it was written to mean "use HTML 4.0, not HTML
3.2," and it fails badly when you attempt to apply it to XHTML 1.0
and 1.1.

I agree with Tina's interpretation of what 11.1 is saying -- I think
this is an example of a poorly written checkpoint.

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