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Re: Polyglot markup and authors

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:16:32 +0100
Message-ID: <510A4480.9020608@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 31.1.2013 0:41, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> So where is the danger? Where is the possible mistake?

Correct me if I'm wrong but from all your past messages related to
polyglot I got impression that you want promote polyglot as the best
seralization option for writing out web content.

But why web authors should be encouraged to use cripple subset of
XHTML/XML or cripple subset of HTML (which is what polyglot is) instead
of using simple plain HTML which is best for ~95% content. And yes in
some very specific cases it's better to use XHTML or polyglot. But these
few percents doesn't justify burden of limiting general syntax to just
common intersection of XML and HTML.

					Jirka

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