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Tuesday, August 06, 2002

XHTML 2.0 Working Draft Published

The HTML Working Group has released the first public Working Draft of XHTML 2.0. XHTML 2.0 is a relative of the Web's familiar publishing languages, HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0 and 1.1, and is not intended to be backward compatible with them. The draft contains the XHTML 2.0 markup language in modules for creating rich, portable Web-based applications. [Archive of W3C News in 2002]

A few new things I noticed: The hypertext and event attribute groups are part of the common attribute group. This means that most elements can be links, and can fire events. Very cool new text elements: <h> and <section> instead of the <hn> elements and <line> instead of <br>. <q> becomes <quote>. New list elements: <nl> and <name> for navigation lists (ie. menus). XFrames is not yet published, but referred to in this standard.