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[xhtml2] XHTML 2.0 Modules and XHTML Modularization Modules.

From: <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 03:27:34 -0000
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <20060817032740.915D64F57E@homer.w3.org>

Hi,
This is a QA Review comment for "XHTML 2.0"
http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-xhtml2-20060726/
2006-07-26
8th WD

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

In section "1.3. What are the XHTML 2 Modules?", it is said:

	"XHTML 2 updates many of the modules defined in XHTML 
	Modularization 1.0 [XHTMLMOD], and includes the updated 
	versions of all those modules and their semantics. "

and

	"The modules defined in this specification are largely 
	extensions of the modules defined in XHTML Modularization 1.0. 
	This specification also defines the semantics of the modules 
	it includes."
	
This might lead to interoperability problems, Browser vendors might have to implement twice the same type of module but with slight differences and different versioning. They might argue it's twice the work and might increase the code size, then the size of the applications on the hard drive and in memory.

Reduce the number of sources.

	"Even though the XHTML 2 modules are defined in this 
	specification, they are available for use in other XHTML 
	family markup languages. Over time, it is possible that 
	the modules defined in this specification will migrate 
	into the XHTML Modularization specification."
	
Not over time, now for the benefit of interoperability and reduce versioning/branching issues.

If the WG decides to keep this, give a detailed implementation guide for suggestions on how it can be done without too much trouble.




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