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Re: FPI Mythology (was: XHTML Considered Harmful)

From: Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2001 23:14:32 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0106302307560.29899-100000@info.q2.net>
On Sat, 30 Jun 2001, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Jun 2001, Arjun Ray wrote:

>> Ignoring for the moment that the reference to ISO 8879 in the XML spec
>> isn't even normative (!)

> you keep complaining that ISO 8879 _is_ a normative reference for
> HTML,

Pointing out that a normative reference should be taken seriously is
complaining?

> and when the W3C stop using it as such in its other specs, you are
> surprised by this too! :-)

No, that was aimed at the fact that a lot of people (still) think that
XML has a normative reference to SGML.  [Thus, inter alia, an SGML
declaration (such as would be needed by a system like SP) is not a
part of XML at all.]


Arjun
Received on Saturday, 30 June 2001 22:59:23 GMT

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