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    Xhtml 2.0

    Is there an estimated date when XHTML 2.0 will be released? I only ask as I was reading through the draft and there are some good ideas in there.

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    The W3C roadmap give a clue

    http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/xhtml-roadmap/
    // Stefan Huszics

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    Whoops I actually looked on that page before posting here, but just looked under that XHTML 2.0 section, not the Development Schedule bit Thanks.

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    Probably within the next decade, if it gets delayed as much as CSS-3 .

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    Yep, it said about 2004 or later, so you're not far off Then how long will it be until majority of browsers support it

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    MSIE and Netscape are ready for anything that the W3C sends their way. And Opera is working on it. XHTML 2.0 is simply an application of XML. And XML complient browsers only need a style sheet to handle any XML application. That's the real wonder of XML. Just a little longer and we'll never need to upgrade our browsers again ... except for XML 2.0 and XPATH and XFRAMES and such.
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    Yeah, actually you're right about that. I thought the other day you could simple let display:block for the <line> element which would get the main visual browsers working.

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    I didn't mean Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) so much as XML Style Sheet Language Transformations (XSLT). With the application of the proper XSLT style sheet XML becomes HTML 4.01. It's a grammer for describing the mapping of elements from XML to some other elements of XML or HTML. (http://www.w3.org/Style/XSL/)
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    Oh right. I have heard about that but I haven't really had any time to get into XML. There's just so much web related stuff, it's finding the time to learn them all.

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    Somehow I missed it, but the working draft was published Wednesday (http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-xhtml2-20021211/). Get you comments in people; complain now or forever hold your peace.
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    I did see that actually, and I thought it was a coincedence having just posted this! I've never really commented to the W3C before, do they actually listen to ordinary people?

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    Yes, they do! I complained about some of the RAND issues so did many other people.

    Hmmm, "Non-Discriminatory" it looks as if the 'Lurking Corporate Giants with the W3C' are looking to destroy 'Open Source' and the 'Openness of Web' in one fell-swoop demolish true 'Open Standards' and boost their revenues and make the web into 'Commercial Proprietary' thus would introduce the new W3C: World Wide Web Commercialism Organisation
    Guess what, they dropped the evil idea .
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    The third Working Draft for XHTML 2.0 came out yesterday. (http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-xhtml2-20021218/) Perhaps it won't be so long until adoption. And the Working Draft for the second edition of MathML 2.0 was released today. (http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-MathML2-20021219/) Huzza!
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