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Support of Browsers Re: xhtml2

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 09:18:02 +0900
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To: XHTML-Liste <www-html@w3.org>


Le 8 août 06 à 19:07, David Dorward a écrit :
> Onand I want to use it in my own little project.  But for doing that I
>> need a browser that do support xhtml2.  Do you know of any ?
>
> I'm pretty sure there aren't any.

That's interesting.
What would be a browser which supports XHTML 2.0?

I think the valuable support should be on the side of search engines  
and authoring tools, more than browsers (there is a need for support  
too, don't make me wrong.)

Browsers are interested more by functionnal features (like a link or  
an accessibility feature). They are pretty much agnostic with regards  
to the semantics. Maybe there is a good opportunity to separate what  
are the things which require an action from a (desktop/mobile)  
browser and those which do not.

Defining the [classes of products][1][2] help to know what you have  
to implement and what you can consider but not necessary have to  
implement in a functionnal way.
	Example:
	There's a "cite" element in the page, which has been used hopefully  
in a conformant manner of the specification, but in my browser I  
don't necessary need to do anything with it on the renderer part. CSS  
being more important here.
	if the "cite" element has an "href" attribute , then for the browser  
there's a need to implement a possible action.


So basically there aren't any for now, but there is an interesting  
question about how to implement for each class of products. Maybe it  
would help the implementers a bit.



[1]: http://www.w3.org/TR/qaframe-spec/#implement-principle
[2]: http://www.w3.org/TR/spec-variability/#spec-cat-cop


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