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Re: XHTML 2.0 considered harmful

From: Rick [Kitty5] <rick@kitty5.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 14:24:56 -0000
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To: "www html w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>

Tantek Çelik wrote:
> In case anyone here hasn't seen this yet, if you have any interest in
> 2.0, Mark Pilgrim's frank comments are worth a read:
>  http://diveintomark.org/archives/2003/01/13.html#semantic_obsolescence

XHTML2 is turning into a purists dream that in all certainty will never gain
wide spread acceptance.

Every browser that will support XHTML2 will support every incarnation of
HTML right back to year dot as well, and all but the most serious dedicated
professionals are going to continue using what ever mark-up they feel like -
especially if XHTML2 proves difficult to work with, browser vendors will be
more likely to produce more propriety mark-up to bridge what inexperienced
developers see as gaps in the specification.


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