XHTML™ 1.1 - Module-based XHTML - Second Edition


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Version 1.1 Editors:
Shane McCarron, Applied Testing and Technology, Inc.
Masayasu Ishikawa, (until March 2007 while at W3C)
Murray Altheim, Sun Microsystems
Shane McCarron, Applied Testing and Technology

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This specification defines an XHTML document type that is based upon the module framework and modules defined in XHTML Modularization [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 functionality of HTML 4 [HTML4] that was brought forward into the XHTML 1.0 [XHTML1] document types. This document type is most similar to XHTML 1.0 Strict, built using XHTML Modules. This means that many facilities available in other XHTML Family document types (e.g., XHTML Frames) are not available in this document type. These other facilities are available through modules defined in XHTML Modularization, and document authors are free to define document types based upon XHTML 1.1 that use these facilities (see [XHTMLMOD] for information on creating new document types).

Status of this document

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

On 19 May 2009 the W3C Director rescinded this document due to process issues. The community is advised not to use this document.

This document has been produced by the W3C XHTML 2 Working Group as part of the HTML Activity. The goals of the XHTML 2 Working Group are discussed in the XHTML 2 Working Group charter.

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