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RE: Feedback on XHTML 2.0 WD (20030131)

From: Reinthaler, Frank <Frank.Reinthaler@auspost.com.au>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 16:51:18 +1000
Message-ID: <EFA34A363840164C903B6A88C032D0F1039B4637@exsmel04.hq.auspost.com.au>
To: "'Toby A Inkster'" <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Cc: www-html@w3.org, www-html-editor@w3.org


Hi Toby,

I think that a title is integral to a document. That's why the <title>
element has been mandatory.

Other metadata about the document found in the document head is, and should,
be optional. The <meta> elements are for user customisation when the author
considers them necessary - isn't that why they were originally introduced
into HTML?

regards,
Frank Reinthaler.


-----Original Message-----
From: Toby A Inkster [mailto:tobyink@goddamn.co.uk]
Sent: Friday, 28 March 2003 07:15
To: Herr Christian Wolfgang Hujer
Cc: www-html@w3.org; www-html-editor@w3.org
Subject: Re: Feedback on XHTML 2.0 WD (20030131)


On Thu, Mar 27, 2003 at 02:26:04PM +0100, Herr Christian Wolfgang Hujer
wrote:
| 4. XHTML 2.0 Document Type
| I'd like to see XHTML 2.0 also include MathML, not just XForms.
| (I know that's just a wish)

Would be nice. Perhaps, create two versions of XHTML2:

	* Standard
	* Enhanced

With "Enhanced" including support for SVG, MathML, etc. That way, people 
can include more appropriate XML-based markups in their documents 
without sacricifing that "Valid XHTML" button.
 
| About the footer suggestion: Though I like the idea, I'm against it
because it 
| can be achieved with div and CSS.

Then why not get rid of <p/>, <blockquote/>, <abbr/>, <pre/>, <quote/>, 
etc... they can all be achieved with <div/>, <span/> and CSS.
 
| 7.3 The title element

I say get rid of the <title/> element altogether. Instead use <meta 
name="Title"> or <meta name="DC.Title">. After all, why should <title/> 
have its own element, but not other meta data?

| 8.9 headings
| I'd even not include h1-h6, not just deprecate them. Remove them. With
section 
| and h, they're not required anymore.

Agreed. If you really want to preserve the old model as a fall-back, 
then include a "level" attribute.
 
| Currently, Mosaic, Netscape / Mozilla and lynx are the only user agents I
know 
| that process link elements other than those linking to stylesheets.
| But link is one of the most useful HTML elements ever since, I think.

Links, eLinks, Opera 5 for Mac, Opera 7 for any platform, Googlebot...
 
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