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   Re: ATTN: Please comment on XHTML (before it's too late)

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  • From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
  • To: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>, XMLDev list <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 14:58:50 -0400

At 02:43 PM 8/29/99 -0400, David Megginson wrote:

>(and I think that Tim's throw-away number was, if anything, a gross
>underestimate -- I cannot imagine even 1 in 1000 processes caring
>about the difference between transitional and strict)


>You and I, Paul have seen too many worthy specs fail completely
>because of superfluous complexity -- HyTime, Topic Maps, and DSSSL
>(and Architectural Forms) spring immediately to mind, but they hardly
>stand alone.  Most specs fail anyway, complex or not (XML's success is
>the exception rather than the rule), but it would be nice to give
>XHTML at least a fighting chance.


Did HTML 4.0 -- with it's three versions, fail from overcomplexity?

Ann Navarro
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