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Re: [XHTML2] Abandon DTD? (was Re: <meta> anywhere)

From: Jeroen Budts <jbudts@mail.be>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 10:42:42 +0200 (GMT+02:00)
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To: www-html@w3.org

I think it is more important to be able to use RDF/XML in XHTML then to use DTD's. There are other techniques so we don't have to use DTD's anymore but as I understand there is only one technique to use meta data everywhere in XHTML which is RDF/XML.
How would an xhtml2 page without DTD look like? Using an XML scheme or Relax NG? Can anyone give an example?

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> From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
> Sent: Sat Aug 02 15:51:36 GMT+02:00 2003
> To: <www-html@w3.org>
> Subject: [XHTML2] Abandon DTD? (was Re: <meta> anywhere)
> [ personal opinion ]
> "Daniel Brockman" <daniel@brockman.nu> wrote:
> > As I understand it, XHTML2 will abandon DTDs in favour of schemas. (Can
> > someone confirm/deny, please?)
> I'm not aware of any concrete plan to completely abandon DTDs in XHTML 2.0.
> It has always been the Working Group's position to provide multiple
> schema implementations, including DTD.  Whether it should be normative
> or not is highly debatable.
> That said, more and more issues make it rather impractical to use DTD -
> accommodating RDF/XML is a notable example.  The RDF in XHTML Task
> Force [1] will remain stuck, unless we give up DTD or give up RDF/XML.
> I would say it's up to the community.  So long as there are enough
> people who still want DTD, the WG would strive to provide something.
> On the other hand if few people need it, it could be dropped.  If
> anyone has strong opinion on this issue, please speak up.
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/
> Regards,
> -- 
> Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
> W3C - World Wide Web Consortium

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