[standards-jig] UPDATED: JEP-0071 (XHTML-IM)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Sep 17 20:10:12 UTC 2003

Ah, now I see what you mean. I'll try to address this in the next day or


On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 09:21:13AM +0200, Jacek Konieczny wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 02:43:52PM -0500, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > Version 0.8 of JEP-0071 (XHTML-IM) is now available. The changelog is as
> > follows:
> > 
> >    Changed MUST to SHOULD for support of the Style Attribute Module;
> >    clarified relationship of XHTML-IM schema to XHTML schema; slight
> >    text cleanup. (psa) 
> > 
> > http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0071.html
> I still don't like it. This JEP has XHTML in it which suggest it is
> XHTML based - and this is good. I understand it is a subset of XHTML,
> but the schema should still be based on XHTML.
> Now XHTML-IM includes eg. H1 and SPAN elements - just like XHTML - but
> they cannot be used like in XHTML - like this: 
>         <h1><span style='font: bold'>Valid</span>XHTML header.</h1>
> Probably there are much more such differencies, as it seems the JEP
> author "invented" the schema instead of perparing XHTML-based schema
> for XHTML subset. It is just as we say, that in XHTML-IM link is done
> with <b/> not <a/>
> I am _not_ saying we should use XHTML schema to validate XHTML-IM,
> but those schemas should be as compatible as it is possible. IMHO the
> best way to make XHTML-IM schema is to take XHTML schema and remove all
> references to unsupported elements and attributes.
> Greets,
>         Jacek

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