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XHTML 2.0 2002-11-12 Deviations

From: Alexander Savenkov <w3@hotbox.ru>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 21:22:26 +0300
Message-ID: <11559211.20021217212226@hotbox.ru>
To: www-html@w3.org

Hello everyone,

Until now, no one has mentioned the obscure places of the second XHTML2
WD. I believe many list members haven't replied to the letters that
suggested to introduce the undermentioned features simply because they
thought the features are too weird to be included into the next draft.
However, someone from the WG decided to put them in.

1.
http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-xhtml2-20021211/mod-attribute-collections.html#s_attribute-collectionsmodule_issue_0
This one is the weirdest. Root of the word? Is this from the guy
from Poland (iirc)? I guess he wasn't using search engines for years.
This issue (which is not an issue actually) is easily resolved using
simple algorithms. If it wasn't then people had to markup *every*
word.
So, please no "roots of the word".

2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-xhtml2-20021211/mod-structure.html#s_structuremodule_issue_0
It doesn't matter whether it is header or footer. These suggestions
are in the scope of the XFrames spec.

3. http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-xhtml2-20021211/mod-structure.html#s_structuremodule_issue_1
Security tag? Is this a joke? Either I don't understand the intention
of the WG or it cannot learn by its own mistakes (like the one with
HTML4's frames).

4. http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-xhtml2-20021211/mod-structure.html#s_structuremodule_issue_2
Title duplication is harmful. <title> has a special role, for example
when served as a search result. <h1> provides a more
complete description of the content. Am I wrong?

5. http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-xhtml2-20021211/mod-text.html#s_textmodule_issue_2
<nr> element to indicate numbers. Once you have this element
introduced start thinking of <verb>, <adjective>, <fullstop> element
etc.

It's not surprising many people don't know how to customize xhtml.
However one cannot consider this a reason to include new elements into
the spec. This is the way I see it.

What do you think?

Regards,
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  Alexander "Croll" Savenkov                  http://www.thecroll.com/
  w3@hotbox.ru                                     http://croll.da.ru/
Received on Tuesday, 17 December 2002 13:24:57 GMT

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