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Re: missing principle

From: <bhopgood@brookes.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 08:43:22 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <64913.81.155.127.100.1177746202.squirrel@webmail.brookes.ac.uk>
To: "Daniel Glazman" <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Daniel,

I don't have anything against email per se. I was trying to make the point
that if  changes were made to HTML to make it less useful on the Web and
more useful as email that would not necessarily be sensible.

For example, it would probably be easier for email if separate CSS
stylesheets did not exist but that is not a good reason for abandoning
them.

I don't see the connection with PNG. Embedding other content in HTML pages
has been there from early on with valid elements to handle that and,
having an image format that is patent-free, an ISO and a W3C standard with
a well-written specification, is what I would hope was a reasonable
end-goal for a W3C Recommendation.

Bob

> bhopgood@brookes.ac.uk wrote:
>
>> Daniel,
>>
>> To which one answer would be that this is a WG of the W3C which stands
>> for
>> World Wide Web and it has no mandate to deal with email which has a
>> completely different set of problems so whether or not HTML has a role
>> outside W3C is not the concern of W3C or this WG therefore.
>
> Bob, thanks. I spent the last ten years of my life lurking in W3C WGs
> on behalf of at least three different companies, and worked on email
> and in particular multimedia email before.
> If I follow you correctly, PNG should never have emerged from W3C.
>
>> Don't destroy HTML on the Web by making it usable as a way of sending
>> email.
>
> You don't get it. You don't get it at all. There is no need to make HTML
> usable as email content. It **is** email content. It's not a request,
> it's a fact. Like it or not, the consortium has to deal with it.
>
> </Daniel>
>
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