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Re: About the Web Forms 2 proposal

From: Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer <sebastian@dreamlab.net>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 14:22:59 +0200
Message-ID: <46333CA3.3020102@dreamlab.net>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>, Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>, public-html@w3.org

Maciej Stachowiak schrieb:
> In conclusion, based on my experience working with web developers at 
> Apple and elsewhere, I see no evidence of your claim that delcarative 
> features are important to website owners. I will admit I could just be 
> talking to the wrong website owners, but I have talked to the ones you 
> cited specifically.
I think this is the heart of the debate, and I am somewhat glad we are 
getting to this point.

Obviously, we disagree. XML would be a failure if declarative features 
would not be important to website owners. Regardless of whether we agree 
or not, please recall that a certain amount of W3C members consider the 
endless co-existence of an imperative HTML world together with a 
declarative XML world as suboptimal and would like to see a them grow 
together over time. This is what Dave, myself and others are trying to 
do. OTOH, Ian, Anne, yourself and others do not see them growing 
together over time as a goal, and are fine for HTML5 and subsequent 
versions to diverge from the rest of the more declarative XML stack of 
the W3C forever.

- Sebastian
Received on Saturday, 28 April 2007 12:25:12 UTC

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