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Blurred lines...

From: Inanis Brooke <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 20:15:45 -0800
Message-ID: <004b01be613e$af54f600$6a30b3d1@alatus>
To: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>
I think that the line between HTML, CSS, and XML are becoming excessively
blurred here. Clearly these matters are VERY closely related but at the same
time, CSS is considered off-topic in an HTML list, and probably even moreso
in an XML list, and XML is off-topic in HTML etc etc etc.

Some recent threads show that.

I don't feel critical about this at all. It's all been a stimulating read,
and I've learned some things I didn't know. However, the future of what we
call HTML is very tightly integrated with these other technologies.

What I'm getting at is, there's a seperate list for xml, a seperate list for
css, and dom, and a few other things that I'm probably too naive to know
about yet, but www-html always gets mail regarding xml, css, and dom,
because html is 'the big kahuna' of web languages. It's the one that draws
all of the attention. Would it be sensible to start a seperate list for
discussion of the web, and the technological evolution it's undergoing in
terms of markup? The time will be soon when if one claims, "I know HTML,"
they really mean, "I know HTML and CSS." Soon, it sounds like it will be "I
know XML and XSL, and DOM." I haven't figured out where ECMAScript fits into
this, since I assumed it would be primarily for (finally) standardizing
'DHTML' after all of that hype. Bottom line, one of these technologies alone
won't be enough to build a website!
So, my honest, curious question is: is there a w3c discussion list which
discuesses not only html, not only css, not only xml, et al, but discusses
all of them as they relate to each other? If there isn't, is there a good
reason why there shouldn't be one?

Thanks for reading!

Daniel [inanis (edf)]
Received on Thursday, 25 February 1999 23:13:36 UTC

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