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Re: XHTML Basic 1.1 and setting input field to numeric mode

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 16:51:08 -0500
Message-ID: <48601ACC.5090302@aptest.com>
To: Luca Passani <passani@eunet.no>
CC: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, www-html@w3.org



Luca Passani wrote:
>
> which should mean that this is the right list to ask this question: 
> "why has the style attribute been marked as 'deprecated' in the XHTML 
> basic 1.1 (not 1.0) proposed recommendation".
XHTML Basic 1.1 is a modular markup language defined in terms of XHTML 
Modularization 1.0.  It is also tightly coupled to the definition of 
XHTML 1.1.  The XHTML 2 Working Group has planned since sometime in 2000 
to remove the style attribute from future XHTML family markup languages 
because embedded stylings are counter to the accessibility principles 
that we and the W3C try to adhere to.  There are many many arguments for 
and against the use of embedded style attributes and other 
presentation-related content in XHTML Family Languages.  However, the 
decision to "deprecate" the style attribute was inherited from XHTML 1.1 
and is not a decision XHTML Basic took independently.

As to where you should direct these comments, I am sure what Mike was 
suggesting is that you can file a formal comment if you like.  Having a 
discussion about it here is fine as well.  However, I cannot imagine 
that this particular point is one you will find much support for in the 
XHTML 2 Working Group - especially at this late date.


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