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Re: The X in HTML

From: Joanne Hunter <jrhunter@menagerie.tf>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 22:16:44 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020821221644.45aa26fa.jrhunter@menagerie.tf>

The following text was discovered Tuesday 13 August 2002 in a note
attributed to one ""Philip TAYLOR [PC87S/O-XP]" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>":

> <lots of stuff removed>
> And therefore what I am looking for (and maybe proposing, if it does not
> already exist) is a means of extending XHTML such that each and every
> document can use the set of tags that are relevant to that document,
> <stress>whether or not those tags have been pre-defined by the W3C</>,
> with a simple, easily understood, syntax for mapping the new tags
> to a combination of existing tags and attributes.  Custom DTDs are fine
> for those who are making a significant investment in a re-usable tag-set;
> something /much/ simpler is, I suggest, what the average document author
> needs.

This sounds to me like a little creative XSLT, except whether or not the
syntax to such is simple and/or easily understood is kind of debatable.

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