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Re: type attribute (Re: Site Maps and nested navigation)

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 07:57:40 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200512080757.jB87ve409649@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> 	- XHTML is the natural evolution of HTML4

XHTML/1.0 is a dead end and only makes sense if you have a lot of legacy
HTML 4.0 material that you now want to prepare for use in a multiple namespace 

XHTML/1.1 is also considered a dead end, although it is really what you
have to change your XHTML/1.0 into before you start adding other namespaces.

XHTML/2.0 is the future of XHTML and is quite different from HTML4.

The industry seems to be moving towards HTML5, a non-XML, web applications
oriented, extension of HTML4, and that may well  be the real evolutionary
path for HTML4, although it is unlikely to be good for accessibility.

My advice would be to use HTML 4.01, unless you need XML features, in
which case you won't be able to support IE.  If you prefer to make all
opening and closing tags mandatory, validate against a modified DTD.
Received on Thursday, 8 December 2005 08:18:03 UTC

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