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A problem with XHTML 1.0

From: Joel A. Nava <jnava@Adobe.COM>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 21:56:37 -0700
To: "Www-Html-Editor@W3. Org" <www-html-editor@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001101beb16b$49d6bf20$8c9f2099@corp.adobe.com>
In Section 3.1.2 "Using XHTML with other namespaces,"
it describes how to mix XHML with other namespaces,
it notes, "although such documents are not strictly
conforming XHTML 1.0 documents."

It is observable that a Well Formedness checking
processor, could read this, but in know way in
it's present form could it be validated with
out changing the content models of well established
HTML elements.

I think what needs to be added is a new element with
content model ANY. The purpose is to allow other
namespaces to be used with XHTML in a way that allows
validation. This could be done automatically by a
pre-processor that combines the DTDs, fixes any
prefix problems and uses XHTML as the top namespace.

It would seem silly to have the other namespaces to
define the ANY content model element in their DTDs,
since XHTML is most likely to be the most popular
namespace to combine with.

Or, this thing could have it's own namespace,
with one element type of content ANY, and it
would always be the base doctype.

Joel A. Nava                  (408)536-6209
Adobe Systems, Inc.         jnava@adobe.com
Received on Tuesday, 8 June 1999 00:56:53 UTC

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