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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: table tag in document v11
Date Wed, 24 Jul 2002 09:37:16 GMT

Steven Noels wrote:
> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>> +1, as already decided upon before.
>> BTW, why not use <a> like in XHTML?
>> IT brings us closer to XHTML...
> Just had some discussion about XHTML and docs-v11 with Bruno here. Apart 
> from what we have in terms of overall structure, we will always try to 
> mimic XHTML on the content level, whether that's for styling issues, 
> sophisticated tables, etc... I don't think the Text module of XHTML 
> (reference below) is bad for general purpose text, it's just a bit 
> looser than what we are used to in the xdocs-v11 DTDs.
> I'm seriously thinking about moving to XHTML block level elements for 
> the content elements, adding a slice of <sections> on top of it.
> I just have to discover the right hooks in XHTML for reusing their 
> elements. This also might solve the aforementioned problems of Bert, 
> Joerg, Konstantin et al.
> The problem I have however is that 
> puts those stinking 
> h1->h6 levels inside the Text module, so maybe I'll have to reuse 
> starting on a lower level... 
> ( 
> I need to think about this seriously. What's the general feeling on 
> this?

Definately worth pursuing.
Users that have tried Forrest have had very good words about the XHTML 

> I won't do this lightheartedly, since it possibly means breaking 
> backward-compatibility.

Of a never-released product ;-)

Anyway, we need to do it quick, because projects are in great need, and 
I have been publicizing it a lot.
If we do it, we *must* do it now.

> But I know Joerg (whose opinion I trust on this 
> matter) and others have been begging us, and since we have no formal 
> release schedule anyhow and everything is in flux anyhow (duh), we could 
> add it to the never-ending todo list.

-1 for the list...

Just do it (tm)

> Ideas? Opinions?


Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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