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Issues for discussion
- We want to create semantic markup - this has been our agreed approach for a while;
- we don't want to 'reinvent the wheel';
- There are two possible approaches:
- import XHTML schemas into XML schemas and extend them using XML elements / complex types;
- also vice versa we can import custom or standard XML schemas into mainly XHTML documents - PhilWilson
- should we use XHTML 1.1 modules or XHTML 1.0 Strict?
- use microformats instead.
- some applications may still require custom XML schemas, probably for reasons of restricting what can be inserted into the document, or making it more searchable;
- how does using microformats instead of XML affect issues like reusability, searching?
- what editors are available for microformatted XHTML and can they be customised to our requirements?
- What are the criteria for situations where we would use XML or microformats?
- What about the constraints of user interfaces?
- Usability issues
- Achieving culture shift (people's willingness to use new tools)
- Working with (or within) the existing knowledge and expertise of the team
Suggested criteria for situations where we would use XML or microformats
- flexibility of content creation - microformats
- semantic markup - either
- repurposing/reusability of content - XML
- structured searching of contents - XML