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Re: XBL is (mostly) W3C redundant, and CSS is wrong W3C layer for semantic behavior *markup*

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 16:41:26 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200212281641.gBSGfQ303877@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> This is IMHO an error, in the case of the Web. 95% of it does not care
> about structuration of the data. 

Probably true.

>                                  95% of the web needs a an almost
"wants", not "needs".

> pixe-fine rendering based on languages so simple to learn, use, update,
> maintain AND extend, that the TCO of a web site can be neglected

Most of the operating costs of web sites is in forcing HTML to be 
a page description language.

The real question is why do people try to use HTML for a purpose for
which older technology, like PDF, is more appropriate (I think it comes
down to a failure of the owners of that technology to realise the need
for internet links (limited use for commercial sites) and incremental loading
soon enough, and that they failed to provide "free" entry level authoring
tools - HTML originally could be hand coded by students and even now basic
authoring tools are bundled).
Received on Sunday, 29 December 2002 08:41:55 UTC

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