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Thread: Xhtml 2.0!

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    Xhtml 2.0!

    In working draft forum that is:
    http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-xhtml2-20020805/

    Another interesting spec dealing with the issue of serving XHTML documents:
    http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/NOTE-xhtml...ypes-20020801/

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    Looks like they're taking HTML forms out completely and replacing them with XForms... that should be interesting indeed.
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    Hmmm, I really should get around to reading the XForms specs sometime... this might provide enough motivation too.

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    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!
    </object>

    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.

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    Check out <nl> for some more fun too .

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-xhtml2-...l#edef_list_nl

    Completely replaces DHTML menu scripts.

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    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".
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