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Re: Maturity of XML

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 17:33:10 +0200
Message-ID: <46B0A7B6.8020103@gmx.de>
To: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
>>> "Generally speaking, authors are discouraged from trying to use XML on
>>> the Web, because XML has much stricter syntax rules than the "HTML5"
>>> variant described above, and is relatively newer and therefore less 
>>> mature."
>> Out of context, this sounds really bad, because it looks like an 
>> attempt to discourage use of XML *in general*. Minimally, this should 
>> be rephrased to say "XHTML" instead of "XML".
> I do not think that even your re-cast version really addresses the problem.
> Do we /really/ want to argue that HTML5 washes whiter than the other
> leading brand ?  I most certainly don't.  Additionally, many of us
> would undoubtedly argue that the "stricter syntax rules" of XML are
> positively beneficial and that HTML5 bends over backwards (far too far,
> IMHO) to pander to the inabilities and inadequacies of the technologically
> illiterate.

I agree with all the above, but I'm really not looking forward to 
discussing this issue with the editors, thus I made a *minimal* proposal.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 1 August 2007 15:33:35 UTC

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