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[xhtml2] 1.1. What is XHTML 2?

From: <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 03:27:08 -0000
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <20060817032714.DCB264F524@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_whatisxhtml2

	"XHTML 2 is a general purpose markup language designed 
	for representing documents for a wide range of purposes 
	across the World Wide Web."
	
The language is indeed *widely general*. I would recommend to revise this sentence.
	"XHTML 2.0 is a markup language designed for representing documents for different type of applications."

Here a non-complete list of examples will help the reader to figure out.

	"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 sentence is suboptimal and somehow contradicts itself.  Please consider a wording similar to this.

	"To this end it does not attempt to define all possible 
	elements for specific semantics usage but to supply a 
	generally useful set of elements."

Then start a new sentence. Two shorter sentences are far better.

	"XHTML 2.0 provides a flexible mechanism to create new semantics 
	for general or specific communities. Using the class and role 
	attributes on the span and div elements, the language offers a 
	versatile framework for a wide range of applications."

Why "property" attribute is not part of this paragraph?




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