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Author Topic: WC3 DIV and SPAN tags will be removed from the XHTML 2.0 specification  (Read 9991 times)

albert

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Hi All

web consortium bans popular tags

WC3 DIV and SPAN tags will be removed from the XHTML 2.0 specification.

read about it here.
http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/articles/css/div_less/

and here
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/xhtml2-doctype.html#s_doctype

just to keep you up to date

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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2005, 07:51:04 AM »

DIV ??? So we're bound tro classes now, aren't we ?
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WC3 DIV and SPAN tags will be removed from the XHTML 2.0 specification
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2005, 01:55:01 AM »

I read that some time ago, and back then it was confirmed as a false statement (either by humor or by evil). I didn't read any further since lots of sites wrote about the "shocking news" that was nothing but a big joke. The DIV is a part of the structural module in XHTML 2.0, and SPAN is a part of the text module. So don't worry, and keep on using the tags. =)

If you are still worried, take a look here: http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-structural.html#edef_structural_div

And you are still worried despite the proof, take a look at the date mentioned. April first is never a good sign!
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WC3 DIV and SPAN tags will be removed from the XHTML 2.0 specification
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2005, 09:14:50 AM »

Hi Andreas

I am not worried it's somthing I found on the web and followed it up at w3c

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And you are still worried despite the proof, take a look at the date mentioned. April first is never a good sign!

any way the W3C Working Draft is from the 27 May 2005
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/Overview.html#toc

If any thing comes of it we know about it now :)

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WC3 DIV and SPAN tags will be removed from the XHTML 2.0 specification
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2006, 10:27:37 PM »

anyone else bother to notice the date at the bottom of http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/articles/css/div_less/ ??

"The markup is pure as can be. Note this day, 1-April-2005, as the dawning of a new and semantically pure era."

 ;D


that page is, however, a pretty sweet & simple, source-ordered, 2 col layout..
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2006, 07:02:51 AM »

Why are you looking there ? It's just a date.....

look here
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/xhtml2-doctype.html#s_doctype




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anyone else bother to notice the date at the bottom of http://www.projectseven.com/tutorials/articles/css/div_less/ ??

"The markup is pure as can be. Note this day, 1-April-2005, as the dawning of a new and semantically pure era."

 ;D


that page is, however, a pretty sweet & simple, source-ordered, 2 col layout..
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2006, 09:41:29 AM »

Quote from: albert
Why are you looking there ? It's just a date.....

look here
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/xhtml2-doctype.html#s_doctype


I see div on the list. Will div's be supported or not?
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2006, 11:41:40 AM »

Hi Me too

I see div's as well ..

here i a little update I found :

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The XHTML 2.0 draft specification

Work on XHTML 2.0 is, as of 2006, still underway; in fact, the DTD has not even been authored yet. The XHTML 2.0 draft is controversial because it breaks backwards compatibility with all previous versions, and is therefore, in effect, a new markup language created to circumvent (X)HTML's limitations rather than being simply a new version. Many issues with compatibility are easily addressed, however, by parsing XHTML 2.0 the same way a user agent would parse XHTML 1.1: via an XML parser and a default CSS document conforming to the XHTML 2.0 standard.

New features brought into the HTML family of markup languages by XHTML 2.0:

    * HTML forms will be replaced by XForms, an XML-based user input specification allowing forms to be displayed appropriately for different rendering devices.
    * HTML frames will be replaced by XFrames.
    * The DOM Events will be replaced by XML Events, which uses the XML Document Object Model.
    * A new list element type, the nl element type, will be included to specifically designate a list as a navigation list. This will be useful in creating nested menus, which are currently created by a wide variety of means like nested unordered lists or nested definition lists.
    * Any element will be able to act as a hyperlink, e.g.,
  • Articles
  • , similar to XLink.
        * Any element will be able to reference alternative media with the src attribute, e.g.,

    London Bridge

    is the same as

    London Bridge

    .
        * The alt attribute of the img element has been removed: alternative text will be given in the content of the img element, e.g., HMS Audacious
        * The heading elements (i.e. h1, h2, h3, etc.) will be deprecated in favor of the single element h. Levels of headings will instead be indicated by the nested section elements, each with their own h heading.
        * The remaining presentational elements i, b and tt, still allowed in XHTML 1.x (even Strict), will be absent from XHTML 2.0. The only somewhat presentational elements remaining will be sup and sub for superscript and subscript respectively. All other tags are meant to be semantic instead (e.g. for strong or bolded text) while allowing the user agent to style the semantics via CSS.
        * The addition of RDF triple with the property and about attributes to facilitate the conversion from XHTML to RDF/XML.

    it must still be a draft a the dtd has only this

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       "-//W3C//ENTITIES Latin 1 for XHTML//EN"
       "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-lat1.ent">
    %XHTMLlat1;

       "-//W3C//ENTITIES Symbols for XHTML//EN"
       "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-symbol.ent">
    %XHTMLsymbol;

       "-//W3C//ENTITIES Special for XHTML//EN"
       "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-special.ent">
    %XHTMLspecial;





    Albert

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    Why are you looking there ? It's just a date.....

    look here
    http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/xhtml2-doctype.html#s_doctype


    I see div on the list. Will div's be supported or not?
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