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Re: XHTML 2.0 considered harmful

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 07:14:34 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200301150714.h0F7EY601920@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> who don't have access to the headers of every page they alter. Deleting this 
> element I believe is a mistake on the part of w3, and I hope they change 

s/element/attribute/

Any sensible content management system needs to parse the content for
well-formedness, scripting, etc., AND to check style attributes for unsafe
styles.  I would have thought merging styles from local head sections into
the master and fixing up ids would have been a minor addition to this.

The former is particularly true of public BBS type systems.  Where there
is a trusted community, there is likely to be a set of house styles, so
independent tweaking of styles is likely to be discouraged (and only be
done by users who are sufficiently sophisticated not to need to be 
cushioned by the content management system).
Received on Wednesday, 15 January 2003 02:52:07 GMT

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