[JDEV] Limitations of XHTML Basic
jens at mac.com
Thu Apr 5 18:45:57 CDT 2001
The JPO and JPG say that HTML content in messages should use the "XHTML
Basic" dialect. However, the spec for XHTML Basic includes almost
nothing in the way of visual formatting commands, presumably because
cellphones don't have fonts and colors. (Kind of shortsighted, if you
ask me!) So there's no <b>, no <i>, no <font>. The spec does say that
stylesheets can be used to provide this kind of formatting, which in
general I'm in favor of, but I don't think that my Jabber client should
have to be able to parse stylesheets just so users can use fonts and
colors in messages.
Are there actual Jabber clients that can send/receive HTML messages? How
are they handling it? My guess is that they're likely to be ignoring the
spec and just using everyday <b>, <i> ...
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