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Re: XHTML

From: Dan Oscarsson <Dan.Oscarsson@trab.se>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 08:47:39 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199903170747.IAA01213@valinor.malmo.trab.se>
To: www-html@w3.org, george@metaart.org, bckman@ix.netcom.com
>I'm not sure what Dan said, I wasn't at the talk, but one think is clear,
>and should be clear from readingthe note, and that is that XHTML should be
>no more difficult to write than HTML

Well, I have read George's comments, and I think XHTML is much more
difficult to use for a human being.
You have to use the correct case, you cannot use case to enhance
readability. You have to add quotes on all attribute values which feels
unnecessary for a human (quotes around a number - absurd).
Attribute values must be given though the attribute only can have
one value and empty elements must be written is a new way.

HTML is nice, easy to learn the basics, works in any text editor.

Yes, we could have special editors for XHTML that can make it easy
for humans to edit, but after all years of HTML there is still no
good special HTML-editor available on all computer plattforms.

If we want to make something just for computers, why not make it a
binary format so that it can be parsed much faster?

    Dan
Received on Wednesday, 17 March 1999 02:46:49 GMT

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