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Re: is anyone interested in XHTML?

From: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 14:44:22 -0500
Message-ID: <014601bf797f$64a67020$3bacdccf@prioritynetworks.net>
To: "Murray Altheim" <altheim@eng.sun.com>, "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
> I'm working with the HTML Writer's Guild on an XHTML-based DTD for
> the Gutenberg Project

An of course all the Pages at www.hwg.org/opcenter/gutenberg are written in


----- Original Message -----
From: Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
To: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2000 6:58 PM
Subject: Re: is anyone interested in XHTML?

> "Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
> >
> > I'm having a very hard time finding _anyone_ in the regular Web
> > world who is excited about XHTML - or even interested.
> People respond to books and magazines. There's not been a lot of press on
> XHTML 1.0, possibly because it doesn't really *do* anything remarkably
> different from HTML 4.0.
> > This isn't entirely surprising, as W3C technologies are usually a few
> > ahead.  However, the zero response I get is remarkable, even by my
> > edge standards.
> >
> > I'm quite excited about XHTML, writing a book, my usual routine.  Is
> > anybody else?
>   The value of XHTML 1.0 is that web documents can be processed as XML.
>   The value of XHTML 1.1 is the ability to create XHTML subsets,
>     extensions and other variants. With some recent additions, it's
>     fairly simple to namespace-prefix the DTD as well, something that
>     would be very difficult otherwise. This is the platform for
>     extending HTML that people have wanted for years.
>   The value of XHTML 2.0 will be the change to XLink from HTML's
>     linking syntax. Still modular, probably with some more complex
>     events and forms.
> And while I must admit my bias, I've got a half dozen or so XHTML
> variants using the XHTML 1.1 modular framework, versions that include
> SVG, MathML, etc., a version with a DocBook/ISO 12083 superstructure.
> I'm working with the HTML Writer's Guild on an XHTML-based DTD for
> the Gutenberg Project. It's a nice place to play with experimental
> structures, especially ones that actually work in existing browsers
> (using XSLT transforms when necessary).
> I'm also using XHTML as the markup language for a new site I'm working
> on, and it's nice being able to process everything using XSLT and the
> new XML tools at xml.apache.org. XML is where it's at, and XHTML is the
> easy intersection between the current web and XML.
> Murray
> Murray Altheim
> XML Technology Center
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