[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 (WD 16 June 2004): DOCTYPEs

Anne van Kesteren (fora) fora at annevankesteren.nl
Thu Jun 17 10:56:57 PDT 2004

>> Since XHTML 1.1 is based on the modularization, I'm not sure if it 
>> would be appropriate to extend it in this way.
> Perhaps I misunderstand, but I thought one of the reasons for the 
> Modularization of XHTML 1.0 Recommendation is to facilitate extending 
> XHTML like this.

Correct, see below.

>> The XHTML forms module should probably be updated and a new 
>> specification should be created. But then, the modularization was 
>> never supported anyway.
> IMHO the Web Forms 2.0 spec should ideally reuse the DTD and XSD modules 
> from Modularization of XHTML 1.0, combined with new Web Forms 2.0 
> modules, to create a DTD and XSD without too much effort.  :o)

The problem is that (1) browser don't support modularization and (2) Web 
Forms 2.0 would probably need a namespace which is something the working 
group doesn't want iirc.

  Anne van Kesteren

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