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[whatwg] Re: OT: (X)HTML and design of site

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-what@farside.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 17:58:14 +0100
Message-ID: <courier.40FBFDA6.00003CBB@mail.farside.org.uk>
Sime Ramov writes:
> Why did you decided to go with HTML 4.01 instead of with XHTML?
> Everyone's talking about benefits with XHTML and you decided to stay
> with HTML?

It's unclear whether you're talking about one of the WHATWG specs, or the 
WHATWG site itself. 

Either way, the answer is the same: The browser that currently has the 
largest market share by far does not support XHTML. There is no reason to 
design a site (or spec) around a technology that cannot be used by the 
majority of your readership, when an 'older' technology works perfectly well 
for _all_ readers. 

With regard to the specs themselves, Web Forms 2 extends both HTML and XHTML 
simultaneously; I would imagine that the others will as well. 

Received on Monday, 19 July 2004 09:58:14 UTC

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