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Re: HTML5 script start tag should select appropriate content model according to src

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 10:44:24 +0100
Message-ID: <46331778.3070205@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Tina Holmboe wrote:

>    * The entire specification talks about "applications"; we need a
>      *markup* language, not mix the metaphors. If an application
>      language is needed, XUL and others exist and should be kept
>      carefully away from the document/data markup.

Who is "we" in this context (I suspect you may mean consumers of web 
pages).  In reality, commercial users of HTML almost always want to use 
it for web applications, running a spectrum between:

- thing client applications, allowing client intelligence without the
   need to formally install software;

- implementing a custom browser, so that the user gets their custom
   "experience" of the site, rather than getting the user interface
   behaviour of the browser.

Typical e-commerce applications have a bit of both.
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