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Re: Design aims of XHTML 2.0

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 22:53:44 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200311032253.hA3MriH09564@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

[ for MS Word ]
> semantics -- a style is (almost) nothing more than an arbitrary group of
> presentational attributes.

But even then, very few people use styles.  They use bold from the
tool bar.  They hit return twice rather than defining a paragraph style
with extra space between paragraphs.  They use hard page breaks rather
than using "keep with next" and "keep together".  They style headings
directly, so there is no valid outline.

> And the elements in the text must also be shown in a clear and
> unambiguous way. My idea of how to do this, is to show some sort of

No-one has mentioned W3C's own Amaya editor/browser, which has the
generation of structured [X]HTML as an aim.  It's solution for identifying
elements is to provide an alternative view, giving the document tree.

It even has native SVG and MathML.
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