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From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 17:43:02 +0100
Message-ID: <45D5DF16.3090100@gmx.de>
Ian Hickson schrieb:
> ...
>> I would suggest rephrasing:
>> | Generally speaking, authors are discouraged from trying to use XML on
>> | the Web, because XML has much stricter syntax rules than the "HTML5"
>> | variant described above, and is relatively newer and therefore less 
>> | mature.
>> To something like:
>> | Authors must be aware that XML has much stricter syntax rules than the 
>> | "HTML5" variant described above and that true XML parser will choke on 
>> | even the slightest error.
> Unfortunately, saying that authors "must" be aware of something is not 
> often heeded. Authors usually claim to be aware of many things that they 
> aren't aware of, or don't really understand. This is why the spec is 
> currently phrased as just a discouragement. (The word "must" also has much 
> stronger implications than the word "discourage" in spec terminology.)
> ...

Actually, I would say that saying something about "XML on the web" is 
completely out of scope for this spec. The problem with XML on the web 
are broken producers, not consumers, so if an author gets it right, 
there is no problem.

If you want to discourage XHTML, that's something different (in which 
case please be more specific here).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 16 February 2007 08:43:02 UTC

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