[Foundation] Motion for last call on JEP-0071 (XHTML-IM)

Jacek Konieczny jajcus at bnet.pl
Wed Sep 10 10:32:30 CDT 2003

On Sat, Aug 30, 2003 at 11:32:08PM +0300, Alexey Shchepin wrote:
> Hello, Robert!
> On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 08:40:37 +1000, you said:
>  RN> I move that a Last Call should be issued for JEP-0071 (XHTML-IM).
>  RN> Seconds?
> It need to reduce some requirements to allow support for console clients
> (e.g. current version requires support for font-family and font-size
> attributes).

And what is the problem? Doesn't support mean "recognize and try your
best to make it look like it should"? If not, then how should 
speech-synthetizer pronounce bold text?

Actually I plan to implement XHTML-IM in my console client, I was
thinking about and found no problem with defined
elements/attributes/CSS-atributes set.

>  Also I'm not sure that some pieces of schema are right, e.g. it
> defines <h1/>-<h3/> elements this way:
> <xs:element name='h1' type='xs:string'/>
> <xs:element name='h2' type='xs:string'/>
> <xs:element name='h3' type='xs:string'/>
> But then you can't use such headers:
> <h1>This is <strong>very</strong> interesting header</h1>
> <h2>Description of <code>foobar</code> procedure</h2>

Yes this seems wrong. XHMTL-IM schema should be checked against W3X
XHTML DTD. It should be subset of original XHTML not just something
similar to XHTML and AFAIK XHTML allows to use any inline elements in
H1,H2,H3. Just don't try to invent your own schema - the right way is to 
conver official XHTML DTD (or schema if it is available, I am not sure)
removing only elements and attributes which are not supported.


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