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Re: WWW: Interoperability Crisis?

From: John Hardy <jh@lagado.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 16:59:18 +1100
Message-ID: <023301c08438$774e5070$fe482bcb@lagado.com>
To: <www-talk@w3.org>
: I'm working on doing that right now.  I'm not going to engage in XML or
the
: latest nonsense to do it.  I'll translate HTML on the fly into scripts for
: the technology that I've created.  I'll offer translation services into
: better implementations for those sites that people want to see that I
think
: are worth it, and (gasp), I'll even charge for it on occasion.

Well good for you, sounds great! Unfortunately, I couldn't download your
plugin so i didn't see much of your site.

Still, i'm sure glad we all have HTML (flaws and impurities) to fall back on
rather than some quirky proprietory file format. It's why the web succeeded
and why Microsoft MSN switched to HTML from its own godforsaken RTF based
stuff.

The point is this stuff is simple. Its high level, not some information free
low level display language. It could be made much better. More people now
understand the benefits of things like stylesheets and the separation of
form and content.

Its simple, minimally constraining technologies that succeed in the long
run. That's because they loosely couple the ends of the communication
channel. They don't break as easily as technology built for the short term.

Finally, instead seeing it as a "burden" to support web accessibilty,
properly designed, this stuff comes for free.

...john
Received on Monday, 22 January 2001 01:00:05 GMT

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