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Re: (too) special markup (was: Re: XHTML 2.0 considered harmful)

From: Daniel Glazman <glazman@netscape.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 22:55:57 +0100
Message-ID: <3E24876D.7070105@netscape.com>
To: "Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP]" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
CC: Jonas JÝrgensen <jonasj@jonasj.dk>, www-html@w3.org

Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP] wrote:

>But : what is so special about computer code that tags specific to
>writing about /it/ deserve a place in the core tag site, whilst
>tags specific to writing about (say) linguistics do not ?  Surely
>there is nothing special about computer code /within the aegis of
>XHTML/ that deserves it being given special attention. 

Except the fact that code should be usable as is, ie with no need for 
entity resolution and no "<" detection until the closing tag of the code 
section is hit.
That's not the case now and that's a pity all people writing technical 
documents about the web hit every day.

Received on Tuesday, 14 January 2003 16:56:36 UTC

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