25 Apr Two ways to XHTML & Flash
Update: Claus Wahlers, author of DENG wrote me to inform me I inaccurately posted DENG 1.0 features as being DENG 2.0. To clarify:
“Development for DENG 2.0 has not even started yet (iâ€™m at planning stage right now). DENG 2.0 is going to target Flash Player 8, and both the player and the compiler are not available yet (scheduled to be released August/September this year), thus i have to wait some more months until i can start implementing. DENG 2.0â€™s featureset is most likely going to be much more complete.
I envision fully compliant clientside rendering of XForms (at least the Basic profile) and SVG-T, amongst many other neat things (i.e. full CSS 3 compliance, as far as defined by the W3C already). To deploy DENG 2.0 on web pages, i most likely use the SEFFS method.”
The new rave is XHTML and standards compliance – everyone is doing it. Why not you? Want to play with new standards that aren’t yet supported in browsers? DENG 1.0 is capable of “rendering subsets of XForms, SVG, XHTML, XFrames, arbitrary XML (e.g. RSS) and any other custom XML application, styled by CSS 2 and 3”. What does this mean to you? Its a way to preview and render CSS styles not yet available in your favorite browser. If using Flash to render XHTML isn’t your bag; Claus Wahlers, author of DENG 1.0 also brings us SEFFS. Using a sIFR-based method of delivering XHTML SEFFS allows you to create a standards compliant site entirely of flash, with alt-content abilities. Look at his XHTML flash site.