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Re: [XHTML 2] XHTML Family User Agents (PR#7768)

From: Shane McCarron <xhtml2-issues@hades.mn.aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 16:18:15 -0600 (CST)
To: jim@jibbering.com
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <20060117221815.700227B6C8@hades.mn.aptest.com>

We have added a definition of the term user agent that is consistent with the
conformance requirements in the specification.  While other types of agents are
possible, we are not at this time defining profiles for those (e.g., XHTML
Print).  In the context of XHTML 2, a user agent is one that supports ALL of the
required features of the recommendation.

> Dear HTML Working Group,
> Numerous places in the XHTML 2 working draft there are conformance 
> requirements that make little sense to certain type of XHTML Family User 
> Agents.  Please create a number of types of XHTML Family User Agents so as 
> to more clearly specify conformance requirements for these.
> The SVG [1] Conformance criteria where there are distinct rules for 
> Generators/Interpreters/Viewers etc.  Similar method for XHTML 2.0 would 
> make the document considerably clearer, and easier to conform to.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/conform.html
> Regards,
> Jim Ley 
Received on Tuesday, 17 January 2006 22:18:28 UTC

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