Comparison of XHTML Mobile Profile and XHTML Basic

This article describes the differences between some different flavours of XHTML. The table covers XHTML Mobile Profile and XHTML Basic, and some different versions of each.

Version 1.2 (update), 29 Jan 2007

Jo Rabin

Some references are works in progress and are subject to change


Module
[1]
Basic 1.0
[2]
MP
1.0 [3]
MP 1.1
[4]
MP 1.2 [5] Basic
1.1 1 Nov [6]
Structure body,
head, html, title
(same) (same) (same) (same)
Text abbr,
acronym, address, blockquote, br, cite, code, dfn,
div, em, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, kbd, p, pre, q, samp, span, strong,
var
(same) (same) (same) (same)
Hypertext a (same) (same) (same) (same)
List dl,
dt, dd, ol, ul, li
(same) (same) (same) (same)
(Basic)
Forms
form,
input, label, option, select, textarea
(adds)
fieldset, optgroup
(same) (adds)
button, 

legend

(same)
Tables caption,
table, td, th, tr
(same) (same) (same) (same)
Image img (same) (same) (same) (same)
Object object,
param
(same) (same) (same) (same)
Metainformation meta (same) (same) (same) (same)
Link link (same) (same) (same) (same)
Base base (same) (same) (same) (same)
Intrinsic
Events
(none) (same) onload
(M), onunload, onclick (M), ondblclick, onnmousedown, onmouseup,
onmouseover, onmousemove, onmouseout, onfocus, onblur, 

onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup, onsubmit (M), onreset (M),
onselect, onchange

(same) (same
– level of support not discussed)
Legacy (none) start
attribute on ol,
value attribute on
li   
(same) (same) (removes)
start attribute on ol
Presentation (none) b,
big, hr, i, small 
(same) (same) (adds) sub,
sup, tt
Script (none) (same) (adds)
noscript,
script
(same) (same)
Style
Sheet
(none) style
element
(same) (same) (same)
Style
Attribute
(none)

style attribute

(same) (same) (same) deprecated
Text
Input
Modes (not part of [1])
(none) (same) (same) inputmode
attribute on input, textarea
(same)
Target
Module (not part of [1])
(none) (same) (same) (same) (adds)
target
attribute (O)

Key

(same / adds / removes) refers to next
column to left

[1] Modularization
of XHTML

[2] XHTML
Basic W3C
Recommendation
19 December 2000
– <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD
XHTML Basic 1.0//EN”
“http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic/xhtml-basic10.dtd”>

[3] XHTML
MP 29-Oct-2001
– <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC
“-//WAPFORUM//DTD XHTML Mobile 1.0//EN”
“http://www.wapforum.org/DTD/xhtml-mobile10.dtd”>

[4]

XHTML
MP Candidate Version 1.1 – 16 Aug 2004
– <!DOCTYPE
html PUBLIC “-//WAPFORUM//DTD XHTML Mobile 1.1//EN”
“http://www.wapforum.org/DTD/xhtml-mobile11.dtd”>

[5]
XHTML
MP Candidate Version 1.2 – 18 Jan 2005
– <!DOCTYPE
html PUBLIC “-//OMA//DTD XHTML Mobile 1.2//EN”
“http://www.openmobilealliance.org/tech/DTD/xhtml-mobile12.dtd”>

[6]
XHTML
Basic 1.1 W3C Editors Draft 1 Nov 2006 

– <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic
1.1//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic/xhtml-basic11.dtd”>

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