Modularization of XHTML

W3C Candidate Recommendation 20 October 2000

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Robert Adams, Intel Corporation
Murray Altheim, Sun Microsystems
Frank Boumphrey, HTML Writers Guild
Sam Dooley, IBM
Shane McCarron, Applied Testing and Technology
Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer, Mozquito Technologies
Ted Wugofski, Phone.com (formerly Gateway)


This Candidate Recommendation specifies an abstract modularization of XHTML and an implementation of the abstraction using XML Document Type Definitions (DTDs). This modularization provide a means for subsetting and extending XHTML, a feature needed for extending XHTML's reach onto emerging platforms.

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This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. The latest status of this document series is maintained at the W3C.

This is the "Candidate Recommendation" of "Modularization of XHTML". It is a version that incorporates some comments from the Last Call Working Draft review period. A diff-marked version from the Last Call draft is available for comparison purposes.

On 20 October 2000, this document enters a Candidate Recommendation review period. From that date until 17 November 2000, W3C members are encouraged to review and implement this specification and return comments to w3c-html-editor@w3.org. Please send any comments of a confidential nature in separate email to w3t-html@w3.org, which is visible to the Team only.

W3C is looking for testimonials from users of this specification. Additionally, experience using all of the modules is being sought to create a coverage table of the use of each module. These two criteria are needed to advance this specification to "Proposed Recommendation".

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Please send review comments to www-html-editor@w3.org.

This document has been produced as part of the W3C HTML Activity. The goals of the HTML Working Group (members only) are discussed in the HTML Working Group charter (members only).

A list of current W3C Recommendations and other technical documents can be found at http://www.w3.org/TR.

Public discussion on HTML features takes place on the mailing list www-html@w3.org (archive). The W3C staff contact for work on HTML is Dave Raggett.

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