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[xhtml2] HTML and Forms in previous version.

From: <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 03:27:31 -0000
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
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This is a QA Review comment for "XHTML 2.0"
8th WD

About http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-xhtml2-20060726/introduction.html#backCompat

In section "1.1.2. Backwards compatibility", XHTML 2.0 Specification says:

	"Much of XHTML 2 works already in existing browsers; 
	much, but not all: just as when forms and tables 
	were added to HTML, and people had to wait for new 
	version of browsers before being able to use the new 
	facilities, some parts of XHTML 2, principally XForms 
	and XML Events, still require user agents that understand 
	that functionality."
Forms and tables were first added in implementations and then in the specifications with sometimes a different of treatment. For example, Netscape imposed to the Web community that table must be closed for rendering the page in the viewport. Then other implementations started to change.

Maybe again a list (not in the specification) giving the implementations status for different browsers will be more convincing.
Giving an XSLT and/or a script that webmasters can apply to their XHTML 1.0, XHTML 1.1 document would be a gem for the Web communities. It could be even be a service proposed on W3C Web site.

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
   QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
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