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Re: Is "Web Applications 1.0" a sensible starting point for the next iteration of HTML ?

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 16:32:48 +0100
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070423153248.GF6801@us-lot.org>

On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 04:14:13PM +0100, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:
> I confess to having considerable reservations about
> this whole Apple/Mozilla/Opera-led initiative, and
> the following statement[1] /really/ causes me to wonder
> where they might seek to take us :
> 	> Generally speaking, authors are discouraged
> 	> from trying to use XML on the Web, because
> 	> XML has much stricter syntax rules than the
> 	> "HTML5" variant described above [...]

How odd. The vast majority of authors I've spoken to/typed at about
the subject are discouraged due to lack of support from Microsoft[1]
and GoogleBot. Most seem to be fans of the strict syntax rules and of
the stricter parsing rules, and plenty are using it as text/html.

[1] And I applaud their stance on the subject (holding off until they
can do it right rather then releasing a half-backed implementation)

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Monday, 23 April 2007 15:33:06 UTC

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