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- From: Ann Navarro <email@example.com>
- To: Tim Bray <firstname.lastname@example.org>, XMLDev list <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 15:13:59 -0400
At 12:12 PM 8/29/99 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>At 01:16 PM 8/29/99 -0400, Ann Navarro wrote:
> >At 10:03 AM 8/29/99 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
> >> it's just nuts to make them pretend that HTML
> >>is three different languages.
> >Did we have this argument when HTML 4.0 went to PR?
>HTML4 has 3 DTDs. That certainly doesn't mean it's 3 languages. It's
>routine for a language to have multiple DTDs for different purposes.
>It's surprising for it to have 3 names. -T.
But since the purpose of names is an abstract function designed to prevent
collisions in naming, it does not necessarily follow that having three
names is "bad" even if it does "surprise".
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