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Re: Undeprecated removals in XHTML 1.1

From: Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 12:19:54 -0800
Message-ID: <3883796A.8C27B645@eng.sun.com>
To: Christian Ottosson <f95-cot@nada.kth.se>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Christian Ottosson wrote:
> There are some elements and attributes removed in XHTML 1.1 which
> isn't presentational and hasn't been deprecated before. I can't
> really see why. Can someone please give me a breef explanation?
> The elements and attributes I'm thinking about are:

> * object

I assume you use Internet Explorer? <object> has been on the market
for a while and it has been a failure regarding interoperability. Even
our Microsoft rep to the HTML WG had no problem with its removal. This
element type has 36 attributes and is at least as problematic as frames.
We're currently in a requirements-gathering stage for <object> in 
XHTML 2.0, where we hope a redesign could solve some of the outstanding
problems with it. Ie., it might be reintroduced in 2.0 if we can iron
out the bugs.

> * base

Defined in the module: "-//W3C//ELEMENTS XHTML Base Element 1.0//EN"  
and currently included in XHTML 1.1.

> * accesskey in a
> * tabindex in a

Both of these are included in the module: "-//W3C//ELEMENTS XHTML 
Hypertext 1.0//EN" as follows:

      accesskey    %Character.datatype;     #IMPLIED
      tabindex     %Number.datatype;        #IMPLIED


Murray Altheim                                   <mailto:altheim@sonic.net>
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