XHTML™ 2.0

W3C Working Group Note 16 December 2010

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Mark Birbeck, Sidewinder Labs
Markus Gylling, DAISY Consortium
Shane McCarron, Applied Testing and Technology
Steven Pemberton, CWI (XHTML 2 Working Group Co-Chair)
Editors (while chartered as the HTML Working Group):
Jonny Axelsson, Opera Software
Mark Birbeck, Sidewinder Labs
Micah Dubinko, Invited Expert
Beth Epperson, Websense
Masayasu Ishikawa, W3C
Shane McCarron, Applied Testing and Technology
Ann Navarro, Invited Expert
Steven Pemberton, CWI

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XHTML 2 is a general-purpose markup language designed to represent documents for a wide range of purposes across the World Wide Web. To this end it does not attempt to be all things to all people, supplying every possible markup idiom, but to supply a generally useful set of elements.

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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/.

This document is a Working Group Note. The XHTML2 Working Group's charter expired before it could complete work on this document. It is possible that the work will be continued by another group in the future.

Publication as a Working Group Note does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress.

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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