W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-html@w3.org > February 2003

W3C Home page in XHTML Basic

From: Vicente Luque Centeno <vlc@it.uc3m.es>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 22:14:22 +0100
Message-ID: <3E4AB92E.160EBF4E@it.uc3m.es>
To: www-html@w3.org

I thought the attached message could be of interest in this list.

I think XHTML Basic should include hr, sup and sub elements.

I also think XHTML Strict should allow to define target attribute at form

I also think W3C pages should promote these well accepted standards by using
them at their published pages. Most HTML 4.01 and XHTML Transitional can be
easily upgraded to XHTML Basic or XHTML Strict with a proper CSS.

I accept comments on these issues.

Vicente Luque Centeno
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Dpto. de Ingeniería Telemática
Av. Universidad, 30 - E-28911 Leganés (Madrid) - SPAIN
Office 4.1C04 - Tel: (+34) 91 624 5972 - Fax: (+34) 91 624 8749

attached mail follows:


I was wondering ... when W3C pages (at least the Home Page at a beginning) could
be supposed to validate as XHTML Basic?

It seems (according to the messages on this list) that XHTML Strict renders OK
at most well known browsers. :-)

It would be really nice if MOST (ALL is a bit difficult, I suspect) W3C pages
could be XHTML Basic.

I promote XHTML Basic for most of my pages. When impossible (inputs whose type
is file, hr, sup, sub, nested tables, ...), I suggest XHTML Strict. When
impossible (target in other windows, ...), I suggest XHTML Transitional. I think
this is the best way to improve accessibility. All layout rendered by CSS.
Shouldn't be?

Browsers will not adhere these well known specs unless they are successfully

P.D: I think it's a mistake XHTML Basic can't define hr, sup nor sub elements
:-( They should be there, anyway.

Best regards.

On  Sun, 8 Dec 2002 22:31:39, Susan Lesch wrote:

>>  In any case, the page at http://www.it.uc3m.es/vlc/World.html is XHTML
>>  Basic 1.0. Minor changes to move from XHTML Strict to XHTML
>>  Basic don't really affect the layout, since the W3C Home layout relies on
>>  CSS.

>This looks great. I think we could consider XHTML Basic for a next step.
>Thank you for the suggestion and for your hard work.

>Susan Lesch           http://www.w3.org/People/Lesch/
>mailto:lesch@w3.org               tel:+1.858.483.4819
>World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)    http://www.w3.org/
Received on Wednesday, 12 February 2003 16:14:57 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 15:06:02 UTC