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[whatwg] Joe Clark's Criticisms of the WHATWG and HTML 5

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 21:39:49 +0000
Message-ID: <45491425.8050309@cam.ac.uk>
Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
>>     To take a slight detour into the (hopefully not too) abstract, what do
>>     people think the fundamental point of semantics in HTML is?
>> 
> 
> I'd say Machine readability.
> 

Sorry to be pedantic but what do you mean "machine readable"? All 
(conforming) HTML documents are "machine readable" in the sense that 
they can be parsed by machines, and no machine is capable of 
understanding the actual content, so presumably you mean something else.

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