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Re: text/html for xml extensions of XHTML

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2001 10:02:02 -0400
Message-Id: <200106241355.JAA1201845@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>
Cc: <www-talk@w3.org>
At 07:04 AM 2001-06-24 , Ian Hickson wrote:
>On Sun, 24 Jun 2001, Arjun Ray wrote:
>> On Sat, 23 Jun 2001, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> What's wrong with XHTML sent as text/xml?
>> Arabs and camels.
>Meaning...? Sorry, I am not familiar with that expression.


The image I hear Arjun raising could be painted as the following story:


The night watchman calls out "I see camels approaching from the East."  The
villagers roll over and sleep on.  The village is attacked and utterly
destroyed.  The last villager as he dies, rolls over and curses the night
watchman.  "You didn't tell us there were _Arabs_ _riding_ those camels!"


The Arab of HTML applicability rides on the camel of XML-compliant markup in

Arjun's feeling is that the suitability for end use as HTML is more important
to know than the parseability as XML, for XHTML as we know it today.

The message for our type language is that there is a market for each kind of
information, and that a compact tree of types may provide insufficient room
all the information that one would seek to know with graceful migration as the
business rules of type practice change under our feet.


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