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Re: Bug in XHTML 1.1

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2008 09:38:41 -0600
Message-ID: <493D3F81.7030200@aptest.com>
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
CC: Sander Lambregts <sander_lambregts@hotmail.com>, www-validator@w3.org

Its a bug - Depending on what  version of the XHTML 1.1 second edition 
DTD you are looking at, that was in there.  We had a request to 
reintroduce it, but in the end agreed that could only be done in a 
different specification.  I have not found target referenced in any 
current version of this DTD.  Where are you looking?

David Dorward wrote:
> Sander Lambregts wrote:
>> When I use <form action="..." target="something"> in XHTML 1.0 strict 
>> the validator sais that the attribute target is not allowed in <form>.
>> However: if I use the same text in XHTML 1.1 it doesn't say the 
>> target-attribute is not allowed!
>> When I see the list of changes from XHTML 1.0 strict to XHTML1.1 it 
>> doesn't say the target-element is re-allowed. So I think this is a 
>> bug in the validator.
> It isn't. I've just been poking at the DTD for XHTML 1.1 and it 
> appears to import the target module.
> http://w3.org/TR/xhtml11/ is now showing as being a Working Draft of 
> XHTML 1.1 Second Edition.
> I suspect the XHTML 2 working group has been editing the DTD and not 
> documenting the changes in the draft specification.
> I don't understand why this is being pushed as XHTML 1.1 second 
> edition instead of XHTML 1.2 or 1.1.1 though. It is going to cause 
> confusion and break systems which are using validation to keep the 
> target attribute out of documents.
> (Please direct follow ups to www-validator or another appropriate 
> mailing list, not directly to me, thanks.)

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