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Re: XHTML 2.0 and Semantics

From: Isofarro <w3evangelism@faqportal.uklinux.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 09:02:02 +0200
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From: "Alex Rousskov" <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>

> Does the gap between W3C and
> reality grow with every new draft?

Considering that reality is abusing HTML into a plethora of device dependant
visual effects, not bothering with validation and semantic value-add - yes
there is a gap between W3C and that reality. Has there every been a point
where that gap didn't exist?

If it is widening then there are two possible scenarios:
1.) The W3c doesn't understand what the World Wide Web offers to its users
2.) Website owners don't see the global advantages being offered.

> If yes, what can W3C evangelists do about it?

Focus on why its to the visitor's - thus indirectly the website owner's -
benefit to adopt recommendations as a starting point. Its a catch-22 really,
we need lots of valid and semantically based content to demonstrate the
global-scale usefulness of it, but people want to see the benefits before
making their content semantically useful.
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