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RE: XHTML 2.0 considered harmful

From: Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 22:16:22 +0200 (EET)
To: "Peter Foti (PeterF)" <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>
cc: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.51.0301152212260.5935@kruuna.Helsinki.FI>

On 2003-01-15, Peter Foti (PeterF) uttered to 'www-html@w3.org':

>[...] Company ABC is concerned that the data must be presented the way
>that they intended it to be, but they don't have access to the <head> of
>Company XYZ's web page.

Most of the time this sort of B2B connection will involve web-designer for
ABC calling web-designer for XYZ. If not outright copying what ABC shows,
online.

Beyond that, the example isn't realistic. If the look isn't public, who
cares? If it is, it can be copied and/or emulated. The middleground seems
to go into the domain of zero-knowledge web-design, so to speak.

>In addition, what if Company XYZ had it's own CSS class definition for
>"articletitle" which rendered data much differently than ABC's desired
>presentation?

ABC designs an amount of Perl/Ruby/Omnimark glue to get around namespace
problem which isn't addressed by CSS.
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