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Re: Verbosity of XHTML 2 (was Re: XHTML 2.0 and Xlinks (again))

From: Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 09:25:45 +0200
To: Joanne Hunter <jrhunter@menagerie.tf>, www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <200208120925.45041.Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>

Hi Joanne, dear list members,

Am Montag, 12. August 2002 04:13 schrieb Joanne Hunter:
> The following text was discovered Sunday 11 August 2002 in a note
> attributed to one "Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>":
> > Why not simply require XHTML 2.0 user agents to be validating?
> I personally *really* like this; it appeals to my pedantic nature. IMO This
> Is The Way It Should Always Have Been. :)
Yeah! Someone who agrees! :-)

> ....or, the user agent could simply grab the DTD or schema and cache it.

> > And hey, we don't need character entities anymore since even vi improved
> > is Unicode / UTF-8 capable and has no problems with chinese characters or
> > even rtl writing ;-)
> True, but that doesn't address, say, &lt; and &gt;.
Yes, but &lt;, &gt;, &amp;, &quot; and &apos; needn't be addressed since they are predefined in XML.

> > > <biiiiiiig example of document structure snipped>
> >
> > I wouldn't mind. I'm not deep enough into Schema so I can't tell if
> > Schema would reduce the namespace declarations. But anyway, there's
> > copy/paste and there's good editors.
> The problem is that there's people who blanch already at including the
> doctype in HTML 4.x. Requiring all that is almost certainly going to
> inspire folks to stick with older versions, which would be a Bad Thing.
Okay, that *is* an argument.
Is that, er, making something easy for people's stupidity, er, a topic for PISA? (just a German / Bavarian joke)

> And not yet everyone is wise enough to See The Light and just use Vim. :)
Oh how wonderful that sounds in my ears!

Christian Wolfgang Hujer
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