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Re: kelvSYC's Thoughts on the new XHTML Draft

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 05:45:40 -0700 (PDT)
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.50.0305140537470.17850-100000@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Wed, 14 May 2003, David Woolley wrote:
> That a distinction is perceived is probably the result of high profile
> web sites really being application programs or advertising artwork,
> not documents containing information.  From that point of view, there
> should probably be at least three standards (although I might argue
> that the PDF/SVG family line is more suited to advertising artwork, and
> has been throughout the whole life of the web).  These are a language
> for straightforward information documents; a language for thin client
> application programs and a language for advertising copy.

I completely agree that we need a language for Web applications. HTML is
not at all appropriate for such work, as I have become intimately aware in
my work with sites such as voidwars.com.

I mentioned this on http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1047073783&count=1

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