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Re: [CSS21] Wider variety of (non-junk) examples requested

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 20:50:46 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200508261950.j7QJokN08062@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> I was thinking also of the "currently fashionable syntax" mention. Of
> course, the XML Activity might consider unambiguous parsing to be more
> than a "dubious benefit".

The parsing of HTML isn't ambiguous.

The advantage of explicit closing is that it allows parsing and presentation
by a user agent that doesn't understand the meaning of the language, as
long as it has a style sheet.  More importantly, it allows a user agent
to parse and process just one namespace out of a multi-namespace
document.

The disadvantages are that it isn't human friendly because it 
obscures the underlying document with additional markup and it is
not machine friendly because it uses delimiters which are unnecessarily
long because they were designed for human use.
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