Position Paper on Compound Documents

Submitted by Scott Hayman, Research In Motion Limited.

April 29, 2004.

Should there be a set of predefined compound document profiles (eg. XHTML Basic + SMIL Basic + SVG Tiny)?

What happens with event processing and style cascading across the boundaries of mixed content?

What MIME type should a compound document use?

What is needed from schema languages?

Is there a need for a generic extension architecture? What is needed to allow extensions, such as plugins, to handle content that is not supported directly by the browser/host environment?

The work your organization has done in these areas

The goals your organization believes are most important in these areas

What would you like to see W3C do in these areas