W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > March 2007

Re: New requirement - Simplifying Meta Data Profile

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 05:07:03 +0900
Message-ID: <45FD9BE7.1040208@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: Robert Brodrecht <w3c@robertdot.org>
CC: dboudreau@webconforme.com, public-html@w3.org
Robert Brodrecht schreef:
> So, yes, XHTML 2 threw out backward compatibility. 

I think this is a common mistake, and given the charter of XHTML2 maybe 
not a strange one. However, this does not reflect the reality where 
XHTML2 contained elements like <h1>...<h6>, <a>, <img>, and also re-uses 
the XHTML1 namespace. The existence of these elements and this namespace 
can only be explained as being for backwards compatibility reasons, so 
that XHTML2 documents can be written that will work in an XHTML1 
environment (like Mozilla, Opera, Safari).

I think the main thing you can fault the XHTML2 working group here is 
that they never formalised this in their charter, causing a lot of 
confusion over the existence of the aforementioned elements, etc.


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san nan da!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Website: www.grauw.nl. Backbase employee; www.backbase.com.

Received on Sunday, 18 March 2007 20:07:45 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 29 September 2014 09:21:34 UTC