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Re: XHTML

From: Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor <roconnor@picard.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 18:40:31 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.990709183630.8331B-100000@picard.math.uwaterloo.ca>
On Fri, 9 Jul 1999, George Lund wrote:

> If a programmer can't understand SGML parsing then I would suggest going
> into programming web browsers was not a good career move.

SGML parsing is not that easy to do.  Check out the following bit of valid
HTML.  

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/strict.dtd">
<HTML lang=en-CA>
<LINK REV=made TITLE="Russell&#8217;s Email Address"
HREF="mailto:roconnor@uwaterloo.ca">

<TITLE/Russell Steven Shawn O&#8217;Connor&#8217;s Home Page Thing/

<H1/Russell Steven Shawn O&#8217;Connor&#8217;s Home Page Thing/

<H3/More about Russell/
<UL>
<LI>Unfortunately I read a lot of &ldquo;novels&rdquo; by <A TITLE="Piers
Anthony Links" HREF=xanth.html>Piers Anthony</>

<![IGNORE[
<LI><A TITLE="Ministry - The Unofficial Homepage"
HREF="http://pulsar.cs.wku.edu/%7Egizzard/ministry.html">Ministry</> is a
fairly cool band
]]>

<LI>Whether I like it or no I&#8217;m a <A TITLE="Floyd's MOO Page"
HREF="http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/%7Ejcmorton/moo.html">Mooist</>
<LI>I study and love Pure Math.

<![ IGNORE [
<LI>I guess I like <A
HREF="http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/%7Eklmartin/martial.arts/AikiJujutsu.html">Shoshin
Aiki-Jujutsu</> otherwise I wouldn&#8217;t go.
]]>

<LI>I try to avoid hanging out in the <A TITLE="University of Waterloo Computer
Science Club Home Page"
HREF="http://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/"><ABBR TITLE="Computer Science
Club">CSC</></>.
</UL>

<H2/One last question/

<P CLASS=Question>Why is your home page so messed up?
<P CLASS=Answer>It&#8217;s basically because <A HREF=html.html>I&#8217;m
an <ABBR TITLE="Standard Generalized Markup Language">SGML</> wennie</>.

<HR>
<ADDRESS>
Russell O&#8217;Connor: <A REV=made TITLE="Russell&#8217;s Email Address"
HREF="mailto:roconnor@uwaterloo.ca">roconnor@uwaterloo.ca</>
</>

-- 
Russell O'Connor                           roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
    <URL:http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/%7Eroconnor/>
``And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message''
-- Anindita Dutta, ``The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy''
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