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Re: minor comments for PR-xhtml-basic-20001103

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 10:56:12 -0500
Message-ID: <3A0EBD9C.3073880E@w3.org>
To: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>, mimasa@w3.org
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org, w3t-comm@w3.org
Susan Lesch wrote:
> 
> Congratulations on your XHTML Basic Proposed
> Recommendation [1]. Here are two minor comments.
> 
> In the Abstract, Host Language -> host language
> [or else use caps in 1.2, and 4. Modularization
> of XHTML didn't seem quite clear on this either.]
> 
> In clause 1.1:
>      HTML 4 was designed for large devices, overlapping
>      windows/frames menus, mouse input pointing device, high
>      powered CPU, large power supply.
> This switches from plural to singular. How about:
>      HTML 4 was designed for large devices, overlapping
>      windows/frames menus, mouse input pointing devices, high
>      powered CPUs, and large power supplies.

Hi Mimasa,

I think that it's not accurate to say that "HTML was designed
for large devices, high powered CPUs, and large power supplies." 
I don't ever remember having a discussion where those were 
design considerations.

I believe that it is more accurate to say that the
designers of HTML 4 did not take into account issues such
as the cost of implementation (in power, memory, etc.)
of the full feature set of HTML 4 for small devices. 
XHTML Basic allows consumer devices with limited 
resources to implement smaller sets of HTML 4 features 
(as xhtml) and still be able to claim conformance. 

 - Ian


> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/PR-xhtml-basic-20001103/


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