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Re: W3C Home page in XHTML Basic

From: Vicente Luque Centeno <vlc@it.uc3m.es>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 21:58:27 +0100
Message-ID: <3E4AB573.5A45811D@it.uc3m.es>
To: site-comments@w3.org
Cc: lesch@w3.org


I was wondering ... when W3C pages (at least the Home Page at a beginning) could
be supposed to validate as XHTML Basic?

It seems (according to the messages on this list) that XHTML Strict renders OK
at most well known browsers. :-)

It would be really nice if MOST (ALL is a bit difficult, I suspect) W3C pages
could be XHTML Basic.

I promote XHTML Basic for most of my pages. When impossible (inputs whose type
is file, hr, sup, sub, nested tables, ...), I suggest XHTML Strict. When
impossible (target in other windows, ...), I suggest XHTML Transitional. I think
this is the best way to improve accessibility. All layout rendered by CSS.
Shouldn't be?

Browsers will not adhere these well known specs unless they are successfully

P.D: I think it's a mistake XHTML Basic can't define hr, sup nor sub elements
:-( They should be there, anyway.

Best regards.

On  Sun, 8 Dec 2002 22:31:39, Susan Lesch wrote:

>>  In any case, the page at http://www.it.uc3m.es/vlc/World.html is XHTML
>>  Basic 1.0. Minor changes to move from XHTML Strict to XHTML
>>  Basic don't really affect the layout, since the W3C Home layout relies on
>>  CSS.

>This looks great. I think we could consider XHTML Basic for a next step.
>Thank you for the suggestion and for your hard work.

>Susan Lesch           http://www.w3.org/People/Lesch/
>mailto:lesch@w3.org               tel:+1.858.483.4819
>World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)    http://www.w3.org/
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