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XHTML Namespace Schema

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 02:40:00 -0000
Message-ID: <011301c0a6b0$14313d00$47e493c3@z5n9x1>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
I was just wondering is the XHTML namespace [1] would have a
dereferencable schema made available at that URL when XHTML m12n [2]
is recast into XML Schemas [3]? It would make sense to have an XHTML
1.1 [4] schema made available there, because then anyone using the
fabled "one lousy attribute" could run the page through XSV [5] to
validate it.

Anyone using XHTML Basic [6], or their own modularized Schema could
provide an xsi:schemaLocation hint to validate it. Anyone using DTDs
could just add the doctype at the top of the document... everyone
wins.

Then, stuff like Dan hinted at [7]:-

     <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
           xml:lang="en" >
       <head>
          <title>My Document</title>
       </head>
       <body>
          <p>My text.</p>
       </body>
     </html>

Will become not only possible, but could be encouraged. Note that
that's *two* lousy attributes... I'm currently producing an article of
the same name. I'll let you all know if and when it's done.

[1] http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-modularization
[3] http://www.w3.org/XML/Schema
[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11
[5] http://www.w3.org/2000/09/webdata/xsv
[6] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic
[7] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2000Aug/0052.html

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Sean B. Palmer
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