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Re: EPUB and XML [was: The non-polyglot elephant in the room]

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:55:31 +0100
To: Bill McCoy <whmccoy@gmail.com>
Cc: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20130127205531778886.f18bc21c@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Bill, regarding polyglot markup …

Bill McCoy, Sun, 27 Jan 2013 07:25:51 -0800:
> I agree with you that for those using XML of whatever flavor for their
> core content, generating XHTML in creating EPUB is a good fit, since
> by definition they will have XML-oriented toolchains in place.
> But as Web/EPUB has become a more central output for many content
> publishers, and with HTML5 having more semantic elements and means for
> microdata / semantic inflection, there's been something of a trend
> towards certain book publishers (at least) looking at (X)HTML as an
> option for the core content structure not just as a generated output
> format. This has been helped along by  popular blogging platforms like
> WordPress and Drupal having (X)HTML as their internal article storage
> format,

doesn't all this make polyglot XHTML5 seem like a good fit? E.g. as a 
"transition" format?
leif halvard silli
Received on Sunday, 27 January 2013 19:56:00 UTC

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