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Re: Is HTML a final form medium like PDF?

From: Denis Boudreau (WebConforme) <dboudreau@webconforme.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 17:23:10 -0400
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, www-forms@w3.org
Message-id: <66D6C2B1-5AB3-41AE-84CE-EC473F105BD4@webconforme.com>

Hi Dave,

> p.s. if HTML is condemned to be a final form medium, it isn't the  
> end of the world as there are standards based XML formats that work  
> just fine and lots of experience at hand in automatically adapting  
> the content to particular devices. But do we want to give up on  
> HTML that easily!

Interesting perspective... my reaction to this would be to say that  
while it sounds inviting to preserve the "purity" of HTML and ensure  
that less and less bad HTML is generated, I find it would come at a  
really high price...

HTML should remain the language of the people! At least, we should  
fight to preserve it so, for as long as we can before having to let  
it go. :)

Denis Boudreau,

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