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Re: Not detected error

From: (wrong string) äper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 14:51:11 +0100
Message-ID: <017601c2b653$d67d9390$3ef4ae8b@heim4.tuclausthal.de>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>

Lloyd Wood:
> I don't know whether adopting SGML shorttags was a good design
> decision for HTML.

It was, because it allowed smaller and more readable code, especially for
inline elements.
The question is whether it was a good idea to keep it in HTML4 after seeing
that most such features hadn't been implemented nearly anywhere (Lynx, Links
and Emacs-W3 being browser exceptions--partly). Doesn't matter for the
future, which is XHTML, though.

Christoph Päper
Received on Tuesday, 7 January 2003 08:50:58 UTC

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