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Re: [XHTML2] Scope of XHTML2 (PR#7760)

From: Shane McCarron <xhtml2-issues@hades.mn.aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 10:23:54 -0600 (CST)
To: ian@hixie.ch
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org,
Message-Id: <20060124162354.514D77B6C6@hades.mn.aptest.com>

Jim,

The working group disagrees that this definition needs to be any tighter - it
is
a high level, abstract introduction; not a normative conformance requirement.

> 
> The XHTML2 abstract says:
> 
> # XHTML 2 is a general-purpose markup language designed for representing 
> # documents for a wide range of purposes across the World Wide Web. To 
> # this end it does not attempt to be all things to all people, supplying 
> # every possible markup idiom, but to supply a generally useful set of 
> # elements.
> 
> This is also repeated in the introduction.
> 
> However, the term "documents" is never defined, and the phrae "a wide 
> range of purposes" seems very vague in terms of defining the scope of the 
> specification.
> 
> For example, are documents such as interactive applications like those 
> hosted at http://maps.google.com/, http://www.voidwars.com/, 
> http://waronline.net/, http://fslactivities.sd61.bc.ca/editez/, and the 
> like, in scope or out of scope of this specification?
> 
> Please clarify the scope of the XHTML2 specification in the introduction.
> This will also improve the specification's conformance to the QA 
> Framework: Specification Guidelines document, section 2.2.1.
> 
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    fL
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> 
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