View Full Version : Xhtml 2.0!

08-06-2002, 08:06 AM
In working draft forum that is:

Another interesting spec dealing with the issue of serving XHTML documents:

Alex Vincent
08-07-2002, 03:34 AM
Looks like they're taking HTML forms out completely and replacing them with XForms... that should be interesting indeed.

08-07-2002, 04:23 AM
Hmmm, I really should get around to reading the XForms specs sometime... this might provide enough motivation too.

La Gal
08-13-2002, 12:04 AM
As I understand it, from scanning through that first link jkd provided, XHTML 2 will not be backward compatible. For instance <br /> will be deprecated and <line></line> will take its place.

And, instead of:
<img src="/images/bork.gif" alt="This is Bork!" />

we could use:
<object data="/images/bork.gif" type="image/gif">
This is Bork!

I'm curious - if we use the <line></line> as a sub-paragraph (as suggested in the draft), if it were a very long line would it wrap, or would it cause a horizontal scrollbar to appear? I'm assuming it will wrap. In other words, I think the <line> must start a new line, and the </line> ends a line (preventing anything else on that line), but that the text between the tags will still wrap as normal.

08-13-2002, 02:58 AM
Check out <nl> for some more fun too ;).


Completely replaces DHTML menu scripts. :)

Alex Vincent
08-13-2002, 03:23 AM
Yep, XHTML 2.0 breaks from backwards-compatibility entirely.

Also, you can fuggedaboudit when it comes to doing frames in XHTML. There's a new W3C WD for "XFrames".