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Re: Call for Review of XHTML Test Cases 142, 147, and 154

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 10:04:15 +0100
Message-ID: <4AF3E68F.6090103@w3.org>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
CC: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>, Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Shane McCarron wrote:
> Actually...  XHTML+RDFa is based upon XHTML M12N.  And M12N references
> 4th Edition explicitly.  All XHTML Family Recs are being updated to
> refer to 4th Edition in the coming weeks.  We don't trust 5th Edition. 
> So.... I am not sure what that means for this test case.

Can you tell me why the xhtml group does not trust the 5th edition? Is
it all the extra unicode stuff?


> Philip Taylor wrote:
>> Mark Birbeck wrote:
>>> My observation about TC154 is simply that the character after
>>> "xmlns:test" caused my XML editor problems. (I thought I might as well
>>> see if the document was well-formed.)
>> The entire point of the test case is that that particular character is
>> likely to cause problems :-)
>> It's a U+0140, which is permitted by the latest Rec of XML at
>> <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#NT-NameChar> but forbidden (not
>> well-formed) according to the previous Rec at
>> <http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml-20060816/#NT-NameChar>.
>> Most XML implementations follow the old 4th Edition, so they'll
>> consider the test case ill-formed. I guess RDFa is meant to be based
>> on the latest edition (since I don't see anything that looks like
>> intentional references to old versions), but I'm not at all certain
>> about that. So this test case is an attempt to clarify the situation.


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