[Standards-JIG] Re: XHTML further simplification
ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Fri Oct 1 11:28:56 UTC 2004
> I think it's simpler to use <div/> for such blocks, so I'd favor
> including <div/> in our profile.
It is slightly easier to generate the XHTML if we allow nested blocks (and
the XHTML is slightly more elegant).
However <div/> elements are not necessary, and, most importantly, allowing
them will make it _significantly_ more difficult to develop rendering code
(or even a validator).
> nesting of elements is not recommended except within <div/> elements
IMHO it is important not to recommend <div/> elements (or nested blocks)
_before_ people start implementing the draft. If we discourage them only
clients developed to the draft standard will be generating XHTML
that is incompatible with the final recommended XHTML-IM.
This change would also encourage developers who are not able to use an
existing renderer to implement the standard.
Very sorry this message comes only after the JEP became a draft. (The
corporate firewall I was working behind prevented me from posting to this
list earlier this week.)
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