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RE: Simplicity of Authoring and Accessibility Tools

From: Charles F. Munat <chas@munat.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 02:06:35 -0800
To: "'WAI Interest Group \(E-mail\)'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001501c081ff$82132430$0100a8c0@aries>
Kynn again:
"XHTML, including modularization?  Why would you want to teach anyone
such obsolete technologies anyway?  A true curriculum designed for
the 21st century would not be using 20th century concepts such as
"XHTML modules" when you really should start with XML, which is easier
to understand and use anyway."

It's going to come as a real shock, I think, to the people who just spent
all that time and effort modularizing XHTML to discover that their work is
obsolete already. I'll alert the WG.

Considering that the majority of web pages aren't even up to HTML 3.2 yet, I
think there may be a future for XHTML. But yes, I can hardly wait to shift
to XML and XSLT. In fact, when I'm not stuck building static HTML sites
(which is most of the time), I'm working on a site using Java, XML, and the
PostgreSQL database (plus all the other fun stuff: SVG, SMIL, RDF, P3P,
etc.) At the rate I'm going, those should all be well established before I
get it finished.

Charles Munat
Received on Friday, 19 January 2001 04:59:36 UTC

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