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Re: Deciding in public (Was: SVGWG SVG-in-HTML proposal)

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 23:05:05 +0100
Message-ID: <48938891.8060602@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Dear Jeff -- Although I do not entirely agree with
your analysis (I do not believe it goes far enough :
"mixing existing languages on web pages" is far
short of the extensibility that I and others long
for), I would like to ask you to clarify one
point : on what basis do you assert that
"the potential audience/readership [of XHTML] is
  an order-of-magnitude smaller" ?

Jeff Schiller wrote:

> a) I think most of the members of the WG believe the ability to mix
> existing languages on web pages (SVG, MathML) inside HTML is a good
> idea.  [...]

> We cannot definitively say why XHTML has not been successful on the
> web - is it because of the less-forgiving XML syntax or is it because
> the potential audience/readership is an order-of-magnitude smaller?
 > [...]
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