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Re: storing info in XSL-FO: new issue? [was: Draft TAG Finding:...]

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 10:28:19 +0200
Message-ID: <3D61FDA3.3040608@expway.fr>
To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
CC: www-tag@w3.org, www-style@w3.org

Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> 
> At 11:40 AM -0700 8/19/02, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> 
>>  MOST.......................................LEAST
>>       MathML  (X)HTML  SVG  XSLFO  XML  PNG
> 
> 
> I don't believe this order. I think the line looks more like this:
> 
>  MOST.......................................LEAST
>       XML MathML  (X)HTML  SVG  XSLFO  PNG
> 
> The only way to conclude that XHTML is more semantic is to ignore the 
> reality that most web pages are not just ordered paragraphs of text. All 
> HTML tells you is that something is a paragraph, a level 1 heading, a 
> table, monospaced, preformatted, and a few other things. 
> <SINGER>Madonna</SINGER> is more semantic than <SPAN>Madonna</SPAN>. 
> There is more useful information in the XML content, even without a DTD, 
> even without prior agreement, than there is in the HTML.

The part I fail to understand is "even without agreement". How is that 
going to make more sense than a vocabulary that has agreed upon 
semantics such as MathML? Are we talking about a musician or about a 
sewing machine model?

-- 
Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Research Engineer, Expway
Received on Tuesday, 20 August 2002 04:28:53 GMT

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