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Re: XHTML character entity support

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:22:24 +0100
Message-ID: <4AFC3640.9050409@opera.com>
To: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
John Cowan wrote:
> James Graham scripsit:
>> Why would one want to make the availability of one's site critically 
>> dependent on not hitting those bugs given the availability of an 
>> alternative?
> That's just silly.  Why not avoid all libraries everywhere, all the time,
> and write all your own code in assembly language so you don't have to
> worry about compiler/interpreter bugs, either?

For clarity: I was not suggesting avoiding *libraries*. If you want to 
produce XML you should indeed use a library since anything you do 
yourself is likely to be much worse.

The alternative I was alluding to is serving HTML rather than XML, thus 
neatly avoiding the whole issue.
Received on Thursday, 12 November 2009 16:22:19 UTC

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