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Request for change to XHTML Basic

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 16:54:48 -0500
Message-ID: <387CF828.ADF7C9FD@reutershealth.com>
To: "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Define a second conformance level, XHTML Minimal, which excludes forms.
This would in essence be a modern version of HTML 1.0, and as such
very useful for static documents that need a little markup, or for
documentation entries in other XML document types (which typically
just have a DOC element allowing #PCDATA only, or something of the sort).

XHTML Minimal would be a standards-compliant successor to my own IBTWSH
(Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Simple Hypertext) DTD, an XML DTD based on
HTML 4.0.  See http://www.ccil.org/~cowan/XML/ibtwsh.dtd .

The cost is small: a new paragraph or two, a few new public ids, a trivially
different DTD.

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