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- From: "Dave Winer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "xml-dev" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 10:54:05 -0700
As the developer of web content management software, and the webmaster for
over a dozen active websites, here's what I think XHTML should be.
1. A tightening up of HTML. Eliminate the anomalies, like <li>, <img>, <p>
that in HTML can appear without balancing </li>, </img>, </p> tags. XHTML
pages should be well-formed XML, with mods to HTML to bring it into
That's it. Nothing more. Anything more than that would be totally
unmanageable for my company. (We're already in fire-fighting mode virtually
100 percent of the time.)
----- Original Message -----
From: Ann Navarro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: W. Eliot Kimber <email@example.com>; xml-dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 29, 1999 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: [Fwd: ATTN: Please comment on XHTML (before it's too late)]
> At 06:41 PM 8/29/99 +0100, W. Eliot Kimber wrote:
> > > No, we've not confused them. We happen to have three 'flavors' of
> > > (the first deliverable from the XHTML project, not the end sum of our
> > > work), that essentially map to the three flavors of HTML 4.0. Each of
> > > was assigned a namespace that corresponds in title to the three flavor
> > > names. We do not mistakenly confuse their DTDs for their namespaces.
> > > are we limiting XHTML to the use of DTDs, Schemas, as has been pointed
> > > 'isn't soup yet')
> >But: name spaces do not define anything. Therefore, a namespace cannot
> >be the *definition* of what these three flavors are.
> I didn't say they did define anything. I said they each have a namespace.
> Period. They each have a DTD. Period.
> They happen to share a string for a portion of their titles.
> That does not say "the namespace defines the flavors".
> Ann Navarro
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