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Re: Authors response: The Future Of XHTML

From: Christian Smith <csmith@barebones.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 18:07:36 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
cc: Sean Palmer <sean_b_palmer@yahoo.com>
Message-ID: <20000622180737-f01010601-e86e85d2@>
On Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 14:31, sean_b_palmer@yahoo.com (Sean Palmer) wrote:

> Hello Again, Firslty I shall addres the concerns of Mr. Hufthammer and
> Mr. Connolly. The problem lies in one of the entity documents, I get
> errors when I run an XHTML document through (for example)
> http://www.stg.brown.edu/service/xmlvalid/ which is known to be an
> excellent validator.

Please provide a link to the page in question. Also please understand that
the W3C validator simply doesn't work at this point with respect to XML
based documents. The HTML Help validator does a much better job at least
with XHTML.


> Another intersting point is that the W3C hompage doesn't have an XML tag
> in it! Why is this? The XHTML recommendation clearly states the example
> document as having a <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> tag in front
> of it. 

The <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> PI is optional.

> Mr. Shell Hung responed to my message with the following (quote) "XHTML
> cannot be a pure XML Language" The recommendation says it is, and
> therefore it should be. 

I believe that Shell Hung is incorrect in this statement. XHTML is an XML
based language.

> He goes on to say: "The future XHTML will be replaced by XML, isn't it?"

You can't "replace" XHTML or even HTML with XML. XML is a meta language, a
language from which you build other languages. XHTML is HTML implemented
as an XML based language.

> Gentlemen, I look forward to your respective replies. Does anyone have
> any further comments about the "Imagine" section of my original message?
> B.T.W. I know this is a question for the wrong list, but how is the
> Validation service going to cope with the modules of XHTML 1.1

You should bring this up on the WWW-Validator list.

> A big question for this list: WHEN IS XHTML 1.1 going to become an
> official recommendation? Any clues? I know it is in it's last call, i'm
> just anxious!

When it's done.

> P.S. Someone please give WAP Forum a shout, their WML DTD is listed as
> XML, but it is nothing like it - it's a DTD not an XML document!

A DTD is an XML document. 

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