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Re: Polyglot markup and authors

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:18:44 +0100
Message-ID: <51099C44.3070708@kosek.cz>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
CC: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 28.1.2013 5:43, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> Mike: In trying to understand what Henri said about authors, I see that 
> he was afraid that A List Apart would write about polyglot. And clearly 
> many authors read ALA. But I find only 2 references to Appendix C at 
> ALA.[2] Henri seems to forget that it was XHTML 1.0 that spread the 
> message that XHTML syntax is OK in text/html. Hey, W3.org uses XHTML 
> syntax all over - to this day.

Just to add 0.02 to this polyglot discussion. Czech Web developers
magazine published my article about polyglot 1.5 year ago:

http://www.zdrojak.cz/clanky/polyglot-aneb-webovym-koderem-pod-oboji/

The conclusion is simple -- except very narrow use-cases usage of
polyglot doesn't make sense. Follow-up discussion hasn't indicated
disagreement with this conclusion.

Personally I don't have preference whether polyglot should or shouldn't
be REC.

Leif you seem to put a lot of energy to promoting polyglot. I have seen
something similar 10 years ago -- a lot of energy was put into promoting
XHTML -- unfortunately this created many false expectations on the web
developers side. We shouldn't repeat this mistake again with polyglot.

					Jirka

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