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XHTML 1.0 and XHTML 1.1 as Co-existing Languages

From: Sean Palmer <sean_b_palmer@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 15:56:16 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20000904225616.15479.qmail@web3502.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Hello everyone,
I just thought some people may be interested in a
short note that I 
have published, entitled "XHTML 1.0 and XHTML 1.1 as
Co-existing 
Languages" at
http://xhtml.waptechinfo.com/xhtml1and2.html

To save the lazy people, I'll re-publish it here:-
"It is clear that XHTML 1.1 will represent a major 
departure from XHTML 1.0, namely the fact that 1.1/2.0
are XML languages 
first and foremost, and should be presented with the
MIME 
type "text/xml" or possibly "text/xhtml+xml". (There
are some rampant 
discussions about that).
Now, if XHTML 1.0 is still to be parsed as text/html
and 1.1/2.0 as 
text/xml, surely this will cause extreme backwards
compatability 
problems? For this reason, it is clear to me that
XHTML 1.0 and XHTML 
1.1/2.0 will need to exist side-by-side in order to
become well 
implemented in the general Internet community.

For instance, it may be possible to issue documents as
XHTML 1.0/1.1, 
but change them using XSLT to XHTML 2.0 using CC/PP
and XSLT. Then 
more up do date browsers would get the benefits of
XHTML 1.1/2.0, 
whereas older browsers will get the functionality of
XHTML 1.0
All indications point to the XHTML 2.0 spec. saying
that XHTML 2.0 
will rely on translation by XSLT for display, but I
think it will 
also heavily require CSS, or XCSS."


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 Copyright Sean B. Palmer, 2000. All rights reserved.


A pretty obvious note I know, but it seems I can't
publish anything else - work in progress!
Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
WAP Tech Info - http://www.waptechinfo.com/


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