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Re: XHTML Considered Harmful

From: Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 01:37:58 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-talk@w3.org
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On Sun, 24 Jun 2001, Ian Hickson wrote:

> What is wrong with XHTML itself, though? Don't forget Appendix C is
> non-normative! 

You're forgetting the conformance requirements.  Besides the usual
silliness with doctype declarations (see www-html, from late December
1999 into January 2000), there's a bunch of "musts" whose provenance
is clearly a historically inherited notion of "compatibility".  I'll
repeat the references, and add one:

  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2000Jan/0255.html
  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2000Jan/0246.html
  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2000Feb/0000.html 


Arjun
Received on Monday, 25 June 2001 01:23:44 GMT

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