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Re: Stability [Was: XHTML]

From: Ethan Fremen <mindlace@majordomo.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 15:05:40 +0000
Message-ID: <383D5044.C5D4BC3E@majordomo.net>
To: Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Murray Altheim wrote:

> The idea that one needs to author one's documents in the "latest thing"
> is pervasive but almost idiotic in its logic (no offense to you intended).

None taken.  In fact, the reason I want to use standards is for
forward-compatibility reasons.  I want to make a page, stick it at a
URL, and have Mozilla 10 render the page correctly.

> Note that ISO believes their version of HTML [ISOHTML] will have a
> lifespan of up to 25 years. It's better to opt for interoperability
> rather than flash in my book, but I realize this goes against common
> marketing droid wisdom.
> [ISOHTML] http://www.ornl.gov/sgml/wg8/document/n1966/FinalCD.html

Now *this* is interesting.  Thanks very much for the link. The point is
I'm not a marketing droid, I need to reach blind users, and I want my
pages to stand the test of time.

While still doing so in an interesting, aesthetically pleasing, manner.

--
Ethan "mindlace" Fremen
you cannot abdicate responsibility
for your ideology.
Received on Thursday, 25 November 1999 09:59:55 GMT

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