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From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
To: w3c-ac-members@w3.org <w3c-ac-members@w3.org>
Date: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 11:22 AM
Subject: W3C: XHTML 1.0 returned to HTML WG

Dear Advisory Committee Member,

XHTML 1.0 is hereby sent back to the HTML working group for further work.

On 24th August 1999, we asked for review of the XHTML 1.0 Proposed
Recommendation. The review period lasted until September 22nd. It
was encouraging to see so many member organizations planning on
delivering products supporting XHTML.

There was, however, a significant lack of consensus around a number of
points, based on the feedback received during the review. The HTML
working group is being asked to address the issues raised and to
present a revised specification for further member review as soon
as possible.

In summary, W3C Members wanted the HTML working group to revise
the XHTML 1.0 specification to utilize a single namespace.
There are a number of separate questions involved in this,
such as whether a namespace identifier should be changed
(a) between versions of the same specification and (b) between
different strict, transitional and frameset document types of the
original HTML 4 spec on which xHTML is based.

A few respondents were also concerned about the use of the text/xml
media type for delivering xHTML, considering this to be "premature".
If a document conforming to XML 1.0 and XML Namespaces is not to be
considered "text/xml", this raises an important issue as to what is.

Whatever decision is made, XHTML as a specification must of
course define some conformance phrase (what it is that it is defining)
and the constraints on and meaning of a conforming document.

We will be sending out a separate message on the HTML 4.01
specification, which was reviewed at the same time as XHTML 1.0.

Tim Berners-Lee
Director W3C
Quelle: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/xml-dev-Nov-1999/0106.html

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