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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 13:43:25 +0100
Message-Id: <7072F800-13AB-47F0-9A8F-9B375807D28A@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>


On 5 May 2007, at 13:28, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> Gareth Hay wrote:
>>> However, another effect of draconian error handling is that a lot  
>>> fewer people are able to produce content in the language. There  
>>> are much fewer people in the world that write XML and C than  
>>> there are people that write HTML. One of the reasons for the  
>>> success of the internet is the simplicity of producing HTML content.
>>>
>>> Javascript was designed with exactly this issue in mind, it  
>>> should be easy to produce content for. You can also note that  
>>> javascript has much less draconian error handling than C and that  
>>> there are a lot more authors of javascript code than C code.
>>>
>>>
>> I don't think this is the case at all. As there would be fewer  
>> ways to incorrectly do things, and a defined correct way, it will  
>> be /easier/ to learn.
>> No more learning conditional comments, no more having to remember  
>> how to do things in 5 different browsers.
>
> Is your main concern that it will be hard to learn to *write* HTML5  
> unless we have draconian error handling?
>
> If so, you can always use the XML (XHTML) which has draconian error  
> handling. As a bonus it also has much simpler parsing rules. And it  
> gives you exactly the same feature set as if you used HTML syntax  
> for the markup.
>
> Does that solve your concern?
>
No.

I don't want to keep responding to posters who are clearly trying to  
turn my argument into something else to fit their argument.
Received on Saturday, 5 May 2007 12:43:32 UTC

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