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Re: XHTML 1.0 Basic problems

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 20:00:13 +0900 (JST)
To: lionheart@robinlionheart.com
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <20001227200013C.mimasa@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
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"Robin Lionheart" <lionheart@robinlionheart.com> wrote:

> Being such a standards enthusiast, naturally I converted a couple of my
> pages to Basic right away to try it out. It seems that most of my pages
> would
> already be XHTML Basic, except for my standard page footer. My usual
> footer separates my name and e-mail address from the body text with an
> <hr />, an element that has been consigned to the Legacy module.

Actually it's in the Presentation Module.

> There's a small problem with Basic Tables in the XHTML Modularization.
> According to section 5.6.1, TD can have a scope of "row" or "col", but TH
> can have a scope of "row", "col", "rowgroup", or "colgroup". Obviously an
> oversight, since there are now rowgroups or colgroups in XHTML Basic 1.0
> (the <tbody> and <colgroup> elements don't exist).

You are right, this is an error in the abstract definition.  The DTD
implementation is right in this regard.

> Running the WDG (www.htmlhelp.com) validator on a XHTML Basic 1.0 document
> returned a whole buch of errors in the W3C's DTD, mostly related to a
> missing "OMITTAG NO":

I guess the WDG validator was not using the SGML declaration for XML
for validating the XHTML Basic document.  It seems the problem has
been fixed already.  I just tried to validate an XHTML Basic document
with the WDG validator, and it worked just fine.  Try again.

Regards,
-- 
Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
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