W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-tag@w3.org > January 2013

Re: The non-polyglot elephant in the room

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:33:38 +0100
Message-ID: <50FD1982.5070001@kosek.cz>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 21.1.2013 10:46, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> Having people bother the developers of these products with bug reports
> that the products are somehow wrong when the products say they produce
> XHTML and the output works as application/xhtml+xml but not as
> text/html is exactly the kind of bad effect of the polyglot doc that
> makes me think this group should not have taken polyglot as a work
> item in the first place and should not publish it as a REC now that
> that the Process gives no choice but REC or Note.


> I am opposed to this working group encouraging polyglot markup or
> appearing to encourage polyglot markup, because I don't want to spend
> time at implementing something as useless as polyglot validation and I
> don't want to be explaining to a horde of designers why I don't if
> this polyglot stuff finds its way into an A List Apart article or
> similar. Also, I'd much rather see the development time of authoring
> tools such as BlueGriffon go into providing a better UI for authoring
> HTML instead of chasing polyglot markup.


  Jirka Kosek      e-mail: jirka@kosek.cz      http://xmlguru.cz
       Professional XML consulting and training services
  DocBook customization, custom XSLT/XSL-FO document processing
 OASIS DocBook TC member, W3C Invited Expert, ISO JTC1/SC34 rep.
    Bringing you XML Prague conference    http://xmlprague.cz

Received on Monday, 21 January 2013 10:34:04 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 22:56:51 UTC