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XHTML Basic 1.1 and XHTML MP

From: Roland Merrick <roland_merrick@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 10:16:02 +0100
To: Toshihiko Yamakami <Toshihiko.Yamakami@access-company.com>
Cc: public-xhtml2@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF0C034890.9B9CCE03-ON8025747A.00526241-8025747B.0032E82C@uk.ibm.com>
Greetings Yam, there has been a long thread of email running on the HTML 
mailing list recently with a subject:

XHTML Basic 1.1 and setting input field to numeric mode

In essense Luca has two points that are bothering him about XHTML 1.1 
Basic, but there is one that perhaps you could help us to understand. 

I will extract a small amount from the first note [1] in a very long 

. . . an input field should be set on numeric mode (believe it or not, 
still a very useful feature when you want to ask someone to input a long 
series of digits on a numeric keypad!),

Of course, my reaction was to specify something like this:


Firstly Luca observed that there is no longer a style attribute which 
became the theme of much on the resulting thread. It has been pointed out 
that XHTML Basic 1.1 has added an attribute "inputmode" that would allow 
the specification of something like inputmode="latin digits" which support 
his original requirement. 

However, Luca goes on to ask [2] about what provision there is for the 
richer capabilities that are in todays Mobile Profile.

So, finally, could you help us understand the relationship between XHTML 
Basic 1.1 and new versions of XHTML Mobile Profile and if there are 
additional features provided in XHTML Mobile Profile n.n that are not 
included in XHTML Basic 1.1?

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2008Jun/0015.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2008Jul/0019.html

Regards, Roland

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