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Re: Suggested revised text for HTML/XML report intro

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 22:35:09 -0400
Message-ID: <4E49D75D.3090206@arcanedomain.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "public-html-xml@w3.org" <public-html-xml@w3.org>, Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>

On 8/14/2011 7:57 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> I don't think this summary is accurate. We have enumerated potential places
> where there could be convergence, but we have not actually investigated
> whether XML5 could work, for instance.

Hmm. First of all, I certainly would be glad to find out that XML5 could 
"work", and be widely accepted; it's just the sort of direction I was 
hoping the task force would find to be practical. That said, I thought we 
had discussed it some, and that the reason we weren't advocating it more 
directly was a sense that the XML community would not adopt things along 
those lines.

If that conclusion on my part is premature, all the better, but then I have 
to ask why the task force isn't continuing to investigate that direction a 
bit more thoroughly. Like Larry (or at least if I understand Larry 
correctly), I had hopes originally that the task force would uncover 
approaches that would bring the technology stacks closer than they are 
today. If we think that approaches like XML5 are at least promising, then 
it seems that the task force should try and dig deeper, or at least 
advocate such investigations as a next step for others to pursue.

If that isn't worth doing, then I think we need some explanatory text 
indicating that we had tried and failed to find solutions that would have 
resulted in better integration of the stacks.

Thank you.

Noah
Received on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 02:35:38 GMT

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