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  • From: Sean Palmer <sbpxhtml@yahoo.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 06:41:45 -0700 (PDT)

Dear all,
I have the following very interesting ideas:-
1) A Beyond XHTML 2.0 site
2) A Markup Language for the "profile" attribute.

1) I have written a document that uses as much of the
latest technology as I could without going overboard!
It uses XML Schemas, RDF, XLink and a few others. For
more information, take a look at the SOURCE of
A stunning document? I certainly hope so. It uses XML
Schemas instead of DTDs, and thus conforms to my
discussion at http://xhtml.waptechinfo.com/extxhtml/
Any input on this project is most welcome!

2) Profiles - a Recommendation for XHTML Documents
The XHTML recommendation at
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1 specifies a "profile"
attribute for the head element.
The HTML 4.01 spec defines it as follows:
"This attribute specifies the location of one or more
meta data profiles, separated by white space. For
future extensions, user agents should consider the
value to be a list even though this specification only
considers the first URI to be significant."
And goes on to say:
"This specification does not define formats for
Well, if the W3C doesn't define a format for profiles,
who will? The document also says that a profile could
take on a globally unique value that user agens would
recognize without going there.
A profile could take on one of the following formats:
XML Schema 
Please note that all of the above languages are XML
languages! I think we should create some kind of
"PROFILE ML" that can be put into the profile section
as the first "signifigant" URI. Then, documents
conforming to this URI could follow in a list.
For example
PROFILE ML would probably have the root value
"profile" and be able to include the xhtml, XLink and
RDF namespaces (and possibly the util:comment thingy).
This would minimize the need for META data within a
Anyway, that's the end of my rambilngs for today!
Let me know what you all think.
Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
WAP Tech Info - http://www.waptechinfo.com/

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