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Re: XHTML 2.0 considered harmful

From: Gannon J. Dick <gdick@verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 16:19:17 -0600
Message-ID: <001601c2bce4$251cb940$8ead2e04@home2>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

> > Daniel Glazman wrote:
> > > copy and paste preserving the style.
> >
> > Such logic would only make sense if you try use HTML as the back
> > end format of a full-featured word processor instead of a full-
> > featured markup editor.
> Not at all.
> Mozilla Composer and Outlook are not full-featured word processors but
> web content editors and, believe me, they want to copy and paste styles
> with the content.
> </Daniel>

And furthermore, what would be the point of a full-featured word-processor
that would only send a text dump (what the hell, an octal dump) to a
printer?  The reason "full-featured" word-processors
were developed to begin with is to style the individual character as an
"element" of the document.

Gannon J. Dick
Received on Wednesday, 15 January 2003 17:19:43 GMT

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