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XHTML's reception (was Re: TAG and WWW Architecture)

From: Simon <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: 06 Jun 2001 14:12:20 +0000
To: William "F." Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <991836741.16077.1.camel@localhost.localdomain>
On 06 Jun 2001 14:00:09 -0400, William F. Hammond wrote:
> >                                                    and XHTML isn't
> > exactly receiving a rousing welcome from either vendors or the Web
> > development community.
> 
> Is there a legacy user agent that now chokes on the specific XHTML URI
> "http://www.w3.org/" ?  Content providers who do not want new things
> may use HTML 4.01.

I'm afraid that "may use HTML 4.01" seems to be the approach of around
97% of Web developers.  You might want to check out
XHTML-L@yahoogroups.com for perspectives from developers who are
interested enough to join a mailing list:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/XHTML-L

571 members, about 300 of whom joined the first week over a year ago.  I
can't say it's a raging fire of interest.  I started the list in large
part because I wanted to find out if there was a market for XHTML and
for people who might buy my book on the subject.  Based on both list
experience and my sales, I'd suggest that XHTML is a technology without
an audience at this point.

I do see the occasional <br />, but that's about it.
Received on Wednesday, 6 June 2001 14:11:09 GMT

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