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- Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 10:48:02 +1000
At 01:12 6/02/1999 , Simon St.Laurent wrote:
| I would really appreciate if someday the people building W3C specs would
| acknowledge that 'average developers' actually do have to worry about
| namespaces, notations, parameter entities, include/ignore sections, and
| trying to read the specs themselves. If they would then take that knowledge
| and apply it to the specification-writing process, from start to finish, we
| might be able to move forward with a lot less back-and-forth about what
| these things are really supposed to mean.
I would ask: _why_ does the average developer need all
I've been tacking jobs big and small, in the real world, for
some time now.
And I haven't bothered with any of it.
Simple DTDs can take you a hell of a long way ...
(Namespaces are simply meaningless in 99% of real-world
apps, for without DTDs, you have nothing.)
Just my $0.02 of course ... ;-)
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