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[xhtml2] Helping Transition from XHTML 1.0 to XHML 2.0

From: <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 03:28:10 -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/

Keeping old markup will not help that much the transition. XHTML 2.0 has a versatility of new features which are tied to the attributes. It's great because it gives more flexibility for creating new semantics model as microformats community started to show it with class attribute. 

Keeping old elements with the new attributes will encourage weird usage of them which might destroy the initial semantics and add confusion. See example in the Mail "img element semantics and srctype"

To really help transition, it would be better to 
- Create a serialization of XHTML 1.0/XHTML 1.1 to XHTML 2.0 (usable by converter, parser, authoring tools, etc.)
- Create an XSLT/application to convert document from XHTML 1.0 to XHTML 2.0.

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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