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Re: proper use of validation icons

From: Michael Adams <linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2009 08:34:44 +1200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <20090701083444.0f10c173.linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>
On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 15:47:56 +0200
Came this utterance formulated by Dag-Erling Smørgrav to my mailbox:

> "Sean" <sean@mediamice.net> writes:
> > XML and XHTML derive from the same Mummy:- SGML (Standard
> > Generalised Markup Language), with HTML(HyperText Markup Language)
> > being the big sister to XML (eXtensible Markup Language)and XHTML
> > (eXtensible HyperText Markup Language) being the toddler of the
> > family but growing at a rate.
> 
> Uh, no.  HTML is an application of SGML, and XHTML 1.1 transitional is
> an application of XML with the same (or nearly the same) semantics as
> HTML 4.0.

The first working draft of XML:
http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xml-961114.html
[quote]
 Abstract

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is an extremely simple dialect of SGML
which is completely described in this document. The goal is to enable
generic SGML to be served, received, and processed on the Web in the way
that is now possible with HTML. For this reason, XML has been designed
for ease of implementation, and for interoperability with both SGML and
HTML.
[/quote]

So XML can rightly be seen as a child of SGML and therefore XHTML can
also.

-- 
Michael

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall
be well

 - Julian of Norwich 1342 - 1416
Received on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 20:39:28 GMT

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