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Re: img::longdesc: must it be a separate page?

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 09:55:19 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c80105060606555178af08@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> There are a lot of changes I'd like to see happen to CSS - the first
> being to get it into XML!

There are those of us in the community who think XML is a bad
technology done badly. Please for the love of all that is good do not
bring any more technologies into XML than are already there.

XML has a few issues I'll address here:

* XML forces all data models into a tree model.
* XML has second-class citizens in attributes. There's no such that as
data that can't be marked up further, but attributes can't be marked
up and are parsed differently (e.g. lists of things).
* XML namespaces make a lot of people cringe though these have as much
to do with the namespaces as they do with anything else.
* XML schemas leave a lot to be desired. They are hard to read and
write and still lack features needed to get the job done.
* XML is excessively verbose to the point of rediculousness.

Do not be fooled; XML is simply a technology du jour and it's day in
the sun will not be very long I hope.

Orion Adrian
Received on Monday, 6 June 2005 13:55:21 UTC

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