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Authors response2: The Future Of XHTML

From: Sean Palmer <sean_b_palmer@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 15:50:20 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20000622225020.16647.qmail@web3503.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: csmith@barebones.com, connolly@w3.org
To all involved:
Mr. Connolly:-
"I gather you mean an XML declaration when you say
'XML tag'. "
My mistake - sorry, it's getting late!
"It just takes up extra bytes, so we left it out. "
Good idea. But only for UTF-8 you say? How come?

"Just now I have other commitments that preempt me
from spending the time to debug this stuff; I hope
somebody else can provide an explanation"
Yes, it's quite an interesting problem isn't it? It
COULD be a problem with the parser, but I think it
uses James Clark's software (Expat?). I'm sure it
would be up to the respective authors of the DTD. It
would be interesting to know what the problems are (of
course I will be trying to figure it out for myself!)

Mr. Smith:-
"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."
http://www.wapdesign.org.uk/
I realise that point. The errors that come up are as
mentioned in Authors response 1.
"The <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> PI is
optional."
Why is it included in the example of a minimalist
XHTML document then! Surely 'minimalist' would have
that line removed (it even says it is UTF-8.
"I believe that Shell Hung is incorrect in this
statement. XHTML is an XML
based language."
Indeed!
"> 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."
Oh, don't I deserve more than that! Seriously, I don't
expect an exact date, or even to within a month,
perhaps a quarter of a year???!!!
"A DTD is an XML document."
Try parsing it then!:
http://www.wapforum.org/DTD/wml_1.1.xml
I think I am probably wrong on this matter though.
Still, W3Cs DTDs are all text/plain though (and with
the extension .dtd).
My thanks go out to everone concerned in this
converstion; and especially for the very quick
reaction times!
Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
WapDesign ORG U.K.
http://www.wapdesign.org.uk/
http://www.wapdesign.org.uk/xhtml.html


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