XML News from Sunday, January 15, 2006

The W3C Compound Document Formats Working Group has published four last call working drafts. "When combining separate markup languages, specific problems have to be resolved that are not addressed by their individual language specifications, such as the propagation of events across namespaces, the combination of rendering or the user interaction model. Compound Document is the W3C term for a document that combines multiple formats." For example, a compound document might embed SVG and MathML in DocBook or SMIL and XForms in XHTML.

Comments on all four are due by January 27.