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Re: XHTML Invalidity / WML2 / New XHTML 1.1 Attribute

From: Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 03:05:50 +0200
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <roconnor@uwaterloo.ca>, <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <kb89ps402kkguqb37n50lg5kosl9e2km57@4ax.com>
On Fri, 11 Aug 2000 12:11:22 -0500, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>

>I'd still like to understand SGML Architectures a bit better,

Technically? It's a way to map marked-up creations into a "governing set
of rules" and from there, if needed, to find out weather the original
creation was correct or not. (it gives us one way to validate semantic
in fact, but I leave it to you to get the "AhA!" experience on that :)

This annex to the "HyTime" standard did in fact blow away traditional
SGML requirements that said "SGML docs must include a <!DOCTYPE...
declaration if they want to carry some kind of validity in them self"

The real question to be asked is "for whom is it necessary" to find a
syntactically valid document?

Surely not for the average www visitor, s/he just wants URL addressed
pages to be rendered as fast as possible.

But in some industrial environments there may be a need to be able to
serve HTML (or xml) marked-up documents into clients knowing for sure
that the best possible rendering suggestion has been given, AND, to know
that proper processing info has been sent along so that the document can
be validated versus the architecture it belongs to, and thus be securely
reused for some other purpose...

Arch forms is probably the most easy thing to grasp, it just takes the
effort to try to make a "fresh start" with an open mind...

There is at present time (in my mind) no better (www available)
educational material on that than what you can find here...


...naturally we have all the "hyped and heated" discussions that has
been going on here on the list, but still; personally, I got half a ton
of tokens to "fall down my hatch" after reading that page from

Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
Received on Friday, 11 August 2000 21:05:31 UTC

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