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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: convert to document-v20.dtd
Date Mon, 08 Nov 2004 13:37:02 GMT


Clay Leeds wrote:
> On Nov 7, 2004, at 6:26 PM, Rick Tessner wrote:
> 
>> Dave Brondsema wrote:
>>
>>> Maybe because v13 is still our intermediate format, so internally we 
>>> "downgrade" v20 sources to v13.  I don't know... parts of that idea 
>>> seem right, but it seems like we'd also lose some information if we 
>>> downgrade v20 to be a valid v13 document.
>>
>>

<snip/>

>> In addition, with the use of XHTML soon-to-be the intermediate format, 
>> it just seemed the best decision at the time to keep v1.x as the 
>> intermediate format.
>>

<snip/>

>> All in all, it appeared to be cleaner in the interim to use v13 rather 
>> than v20 as the intermediate.
>>
>> Hope this helps. :)
> 
> 
> It helps, but it makes me wonder... What is the purpose of 
> document-v20.dtd, if all content is going to be converted back to 
> doc-v13 compliant anyway.

If you write your docs in v2.0 then you are one small step closer to 
XHTML, meaning there is less to do on the user end when we do move to 
XHTML. That is users are not encouraged to use the tags that have gone, 
i.e. <link..> <fork..> etc.

Ross

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