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[whatwg] markup as authored in practice

From: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2006 06:30:15 -0500
Message-ID: <003f01c71860$bfba8eb0$0702a8c0@Guides.local>
Elliotte Rusty Harold: 
>> For a long time we not so deliberately did limit the Web 
>> to people who were comfortable hand editing tags. Then 
>> blogs came along, and changed all that. (Wikis too.) 
>> There's an order of magnitude more people publishing 
>> now than there used to be a few years ago, and blog 
>> usability is largely the reason. Optional angle bracket 
>> syntax is one reason for that, though there are others 
>> (automated site structures and content upload are 
>> probably more important)

I don't disagree with any of that. I'm just saying don't discount the value of a spec with simple enough to be hand editable.

-Mike Schinkel
Received on Tuesday, 5 December 2006 03:30:15 UTC

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