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Re: The Semantic Debate

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 11:41:00 -0700
Message-ID: <463F72BC.2080300@sicking.cc>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Philip & Le Khanh wrote:
> Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> Personally I'm very interested in how people use HTML4 today, because 
>> I think largely they are going to keep using HTML5 the same way. If we 
>> propose something that goes against what people are doing today, I 
>> suspect it won't be used nearly as much as if we suggest something 
>> that aids and enhances their current use practices. Granted, that is 
>> just a hunch and I might be wrong.
> 
> There are, I believe, two reasons why the web community at large
> might adopt HTML 5 : (1)~Because it's fashionable so to do
> (cf.~XHTML); (2)~Because it has something to offer.  XHTML
> seemingly had very little to offer, yet the web world went
> wide (sorry about the alliteration) about it (at least, they
> started using XHTML doctypes and < ... /> constructs).
> 
> We have the opportunity to ensure that HTML 5 /does/ have
> something to offer, and if we can do that, it will become
> /very/ fashionable to use it.  So let's work together to
> that end : let's ensure that HTML 5 has something beneficial
> to offer, then sit back and wait for nature to take its course.

Agreed 100%. Have you looked at the WA1 spec, it's got some pretty cool 
stuff in there. Lets add more to it!

/ Jonas
Received on Monday, 7 May 2007 18:41:07 GMT

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