This working draft defines a new XHTML document type that is based solely upon the module framework defined in Building XHTML Modules [BUILDING] and the modules defined in Modularization of XHTML [XHTMLMOD]. The purpose of this document type is to serve as the basis for future extended XHTML family document types, and to provide a consistent, forward looking document type cleanly separated from the deprecated, legacy function of HTML 4.0 [HTML40] that was brought forward into XHTML 1.0 [XHTML1] document types. Note that the materials in this document were formerly part of the Modularization of XHTML document, but have been separated out for editorial purposes.
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