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Re: XHTML Modularization and Tables...

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 20:51:21 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200506071951.j57JpLQ02408@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> with the same ID. There are some attempts underway to produce conditional
> parts of documents, and I would think that this should not be part of XHTML
> modularisation, but something more generic, in the way that XInclude is.

Wasn't that capability thrown out when SGML was simplified to create XML
(marked sections in content)?  Seems to me that some re-inventing of
the wheel is going on.  (This is fairly standard standards lifecycle:
new standards arise because the old ones get too complicated.  They cut
things back to the essential.  Soon thereafter, people start discovering
why the original standard was complex, without realising that the original
one actually covered their needs.)
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