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Re: XHTML Basic Working Draft has been published

From: Takuya ASADA <asada@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 15:38:05 +0900
To: www-mobile@w3.org
Message-Id: <19991224153805F.asada@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
I forwad a rejected mail to this list.

Takuya ASADA

attached mail follows:

Since XHTML Basic is derrived from the XHTML 1.1 modules, it is important
to make sure that XHTML 1.1 has sufficiently fine grain modules defined, so 
that significant endorsement can be made for the Basic subset based on
specific functional need for the common subset which should span current usage
of WML and Compact HTML features.

I believe the current XHTML 1.1 basic text module contains more features
than are expected on the lowest common denominator devices. Would it be possible
to remove items such as code, samp, and var from the basic text module? These
seem to be special interest markup that would be applied to markup of 
code fragments. Are there other general purpose uses of these tags that
are essential to information exchange or electronic commerce? If not,
they do not belong in the "basic" profile. 

> From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
> To: www-mobile@w3.org
> Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 03:35:14 +0900
> Subject: XHTML Basic Working Draft has been published
> Dear www-mobile subscribers:
> The Mobile Subgroup of the HTML Working Group has just published
> the first Working Draft of XHTML Basic, available at:
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WD-xhtml-basic-19991221
> The latest version will always be available at:
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic
> >From Abstract:
>     The XHTML Basic document type is a subset of XHTML 1.1. It contains
>     the basic XHTML features inlcluding text structure, images, basic
>     forms, and basic tables. It is designed for Web clients that do not
>     support the full set of XHTML features; for example, Web clients such
>     as mobile phones, PDAs, pagers, and settop boxes.
>     The document type definition is implemented using XHTML modules as
>     defined in "Modularization of XHTML" [XHTMLMOD].
> Obviously, mobile devices are the main target of this document type.
> We welcome your comments.
> Regards,
> -- 
> Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
> W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Friday, 24 December 1999 01:38:09 UTC

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