XHTML™ Modularization 1.1

W3C Proposed Recommendation 11 June 2008

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Daniel Austin, Sun Microsystems
Subramanian Peruvemba, Oracle Corporation
Shane McCarron, Applied Testing and Technology, Inc.
Masayasu Ishikawa, W3C
Mark Birbeck, webBackplane mark.birbeck@webBackplane.com
Version 1.0 Editors:
Murray Altheim, Sun Microsystems
Frank Boumphrey, HTML Writers Guild
Sam Dooley, IBM
Shane McCarron, Applied Testing and Technology
Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer, Mozquito Technologies AG
Ted Wugofski, Openwave (formerly Gateway)

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This document is version 1.1 of XHTML Modularization, an abstract modularization of XHTML and implementations of the abstraction using XML Document Type Definitions (DTDs) and XML Schemas. This modularization provides a means for subsetting and extending XHTML, a feature needed for extending XHTML's reach onto emerging platforms. This specification is intended for use by language designers as they construct new XHTML Family Markup Languages. This specification does not define the semantics of elements and attributes, only how those elements and attributes are assembled into modules, and from those modules into markup languages. This second version of this specification includes several minor updates to provide clarifications and address errors found in the first version. It also provides an implementation using XML Schemas.

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/.

This is a Proposed Recommendation of "XHTML Modularization 1.1". It reflects changes arising from comments during the Last Call period. A "Disposition of Comments" report is available at http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2008/xhtml-modularization-lc-doc-20080221.html. An implementation report is available at http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2008/xhtml-m12n-11-implementation.html. This specification is considered stable by the XHTML2 Working Group. W3C Advisory Committee Representatives are invited to submit their formal review per the instructions in the Call for Review (see Advisory Committee questionnaires). The review period ends on 15 July 2008. Members of the public are also invited to send comments on this Proposed Recommendation to www-html-editor@w3.org (archive). It is inappropriate to send discussion email to this address. Public discussion may take place on www-html@w3.org (archive).

Publication as a Proposed Recommendation 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.

The Working Group invites implementation feedback during this period. Since this specification represents an incremental improvement to its predecessor, and since there is already substantial implementation experience, we expect to have adequate validation before the end of the Proposed Recommendation review period. While we welcome implementation experience reports, the XHTML2 Working Group will not allow early implementation to constrain its ability to make changes to this specification prior to final release.

If this document is approved as a W3C Recommendation, it will supercede version 1.0 as defined in http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xhtml-modularization-20010410/.

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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