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Death of HTML

From: Adrian Bregazzi <adrian@falmouth.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 12:18:09 +0100
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19990712111809.009f01d0@193.61.64.3>
To: "w3c html" <www-html@w3.org>
David Meadows point relating to Word and RTF is interesting and probably
correct in the context of static HTML (comparatively, RTF is static), but I
think that it breaks down when you compare RTF to more complex HTML and to
DHTML. For example, I find it easier to construct a series of nested
framesets long-hand than rely on the eccentricity of the HTML output of some
off-the-shelf authoring software. 

Also, cross-editing (using one off-the-shelf to edit output of another) of
anything moderately complex is almost impossible, as is effective
cross-platform coding.

I suspect that an eventual coherent acceptance of the DOM may help pave the
way towards rendering HTML invisible in all but the more unusual cases?

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