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RE: XHTML Modularization and Tables...

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 23:19:53 +0100
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To: "'David Woolley'" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, <www-html@w3.org>

Or maybe 'old really complex standard doesn't take off until it gets
simplified, so becoming useable by more people, thus creating a new basis of
understanding onto which can then be layered some of the more complex things
from the original standard that no-one used'.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of David Woolley
> Sent: 07 June 2005 20:51
> To: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: Re: XHTML Modularization and Tables...
> > 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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