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RE: XHTML 2.0 considered harmful

From: Sampo Syreeni <decoy@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 23:49:56 +0200 (EET)
To: "Peter Foti (PeterF)" <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>
cc: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.51.0301152346110.5935@kruuna.Helsinki.FI>

On 2003-01-15, Peter Foti (PeterF) uttered to 'www-html@w3.org':

>I'm thinking more along the lines of websites like Reuters, MSNBC, or
>other news agencies that provide content to multiple websites.

Both of those providers will want to keep out of the line of fire with
their look -- if they didn't, people would be steered to their site, and
they couldn't replicate their content. The result would be lost revenue.
The subscribers will want to emphasize their own look, too, given that
they're not giving out original news -- otherwise there'd be
interchangeability of news sources, and the final outlets would be hurt,
moneywise. This picture is the other side of the coin, of course.

Your example still isn't from the real world.

>The content might be updated several times per hour... I don't think
>there is someone at Reuters calling someone as MSN every time they get a
>new article.

Even if this was a real concern, the format will stay pretty much the same
from story to story. There'd be a CSS template or XSLT stylesheet per
original provider to handle the problem.

Please continue. ;)
Sampo Syreeni, aka decoy - mailto:decoy@iki.fi, tel:+358-50-5756111
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