XML News from Saturday, February 4, 2006

The W3C HTML Working Group has published the propsed recommendation of XHTML-Print. According to the abstract, "XHTML-Print is member of the family of XHTML languages defined by the Modularization of XHTML [XHTMLMOD]. It is designed to be appropriate for printing from mobile devices to low-cost printers that might not have a full-page buffer and that generally print from top-to-bottom and left-to-right with the paper in a portrait orientation. XHTML-Print is also targeted at printing in environments where it is not feasible or desirable to install a printer-specific driver and where some variability in the formatting of the output is acceptable." In essence, this subsets XHTML with the features appropriate for printing. For instance, frames are not supported because "Frames depend on a screen interface and therefore are not applicable to printers." Comments are due by February 28.