[thelist] The Web's future: XHTML 2.0

Edwin Martin edwin at bitstorm.nl
Sat Sep 21 04:41:00 CDT 2002


At IBM developerWorks is a nice article about the (proposed) changes
in the XHTML 2.0 draft.

The seperation between content and layout is now complete:
no more <b>, <i>, <tt> or even <br>.

<img> will be replaced by <object> and maybe <h1> ... <h6> will
also be replaced.

Forms will be completely different and in addition to <dl>, <ol>
and <ul>, there will be <nl>, a navigational list that will only appear
when active.

Also, frames will be changed in a way it will become bookmark-


The question of course is: will we change to XHTML 2.0 and when?

The changes are pretty big, without a lot of clear practical advantages.
We risk a lot of people will say: "fuck W3C standards", with in the end
even less support for standards/recommendations.

What do you think?

Edwin Martin

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