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   Re: [Fwd: ATTN: Please comment on XHTML (before it's too late)]

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: "xml-dev" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 14:32:42 -0400 (EDT)

Ann Navarro writes:

 > At 10:54 AM 8/29/99 -0700, Dave Winer wrote:
 > >As the developer of web content management software, and the webmaster for
 > >over a dozen active websites, here's what I think XHTML should be.
 > >
 > >1. A tightening up of HTML. Eliminate the anomalies, like <li>, <img>, <p>
 > >that in HTML can appear without balancing </li>, </img>, </p> tags. XHTML
 > >pages should be well-formed XML, with mods to HTML to bring it into
 > >well-formedness.
 > >
 > >That's it. Nothing more
 > And that's exactly the intention of XHTML 1.0.

There's a little more -- XHTML 1.0 also *requires* the use of one of
the three XHTML Namespaces and of a DOCTYPE declaration, and hints at
a future system of modules.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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