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FW: Wapforum.org down, new DTD URL?

From: Ed Mitukiewicz <edward.mitukiewicz@orange-ftgroup.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 11:56:29 -0500
To: "'Sean Owen'" <srowen@google.com>, "'Herwig Feichtinger'" <hf@isdn-capi.de>, "'Sullivan, Bryan'" <BS3131@att.com>
Cc: <public-bpwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001401c85d17$bc143110$8df9c10a@orange.us>


-----Original Message-----
From: Bennett.Marks@nokia.com [mailto:Bennett.Marks@nokia.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 11:31 AM
To: edward.mitukiewicz@orange-ftgroup.com
Subject: RE: Wapforum.org down, new DTD URL?


Just checked. The website is up. Guess it was a hiccup.

Bennett Marks
Sr. Architect OCTO/SIR

>-----Original Message-----
>From: ext Ed Mitukiewicz 
>Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 10:37 AM
>To: Marks Bennett (Nokia-OCTO/Boston)
>Subject: FW: Wapforum.org down, new DTD URL?
>Hi Bennett,
>I am taking the liberty of forwarding to you the following - I 
>hope that you may be able to help my W3C colleagues to find 
>some OMA contact(s) able to clarify the situation and provide 
>a status update.
>Best regards
>-----Original Message-----
>From: public-bpwg-request@w3.org 
>[mailto:public-bpwg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Sean Owen
>Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 2:55 AM
>To: Herwig Feichtinger
>Cc: public-bpwg@w3.org
>Subject: Re: Wapforum.org down, new DTD URL?
>That's an interesting question for sure. My first hope is that 
>OMA can get this URL back up, at least as a redirector, and 
>continue to keep it up indefinitely as there are no doubt 
>millions of pages out there with this URL.
>I also am willing to bet there is at least one broken 
>application out there somewhere that is looking for this 
>entire DOCTYPE as given below when looking for "Mobile Profile 
>1.0 documents" and might not match a DOCTYPE without a SYSTEM 
>identifier, when of course the PUBLIC identifier should be 
>used for that purpose.
>My guess is that all the DTDs hosted on openmobilealliance.org 
>are as up-to-date and official as any on wapforum.org, and 
>that we might all use those DTDs going forward to avoid issues 
>with the old wapforum.org domain. I'd love to have a chance to 
>verify that or hear OMA confirm that and then spread the word 
>-- especially is wapforum.org might not be around.
>I suppose I personally would recommend writing a DOCTYPE that 
>includes a reference to the openmobilealliance.org DTDs going forward.
>(Anybody know of a good OMA contact?)
>On Jan 22, 2008 2:27 AM, Herwig Feichtinger <hf@isdn-capi.de> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> as mentioned in the Mobile Checker mailing list, the domain 
>> www.wapforum.org seems to be down since (at least) yesterday, 
>> wapforum.org (without the www. before it) even does no 
>longer resolve 
>> at all. So a DTD like
>> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//WAPFORUM//DTD XHTML Mobile 1.0//EN"
>> "http://www.wapforum.org/DTD/xhtml-mobile10.dtd">
>> like used in Google's mobile version and in thousands of other XHTML 
>> sites would not be useful any longer. Any recommendation from the 
>> group, e.g. to simply strip off the URL part in the DTD, 
>shortening it 
>1.0//EN"> like 
>> sometimes done in HTML? Or a replacement for the old URL?
>> There seems to be a proper XHTML mobile-profile DTD at:
>> http://www.openmobilealliance.org/tech/dtd/xhtml-mobile10.dtd
>> An overview of their available DTDs can be found at:
>> http://www.openmobilealliance.org/tech/dtd/
>> However, I did not find an official statement that this new 
>URL should 
>> be used instead of the wapforum.org domain.
>> Cheers
>> Herwig
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