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

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  • From: "Braden N . McDaniel" <braden@endoframe.com>
  • To: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 18:11:34 -0400

On Sun, 29 Aug 1999 17:53:46 Ann Navarro wrote:
> At 05:50 PM 8/29/99 -0400, Braden N . McDaniel wrote:
> >Not the issue. The issue is that it's far too easy to create HTML 4 
> >documents that *don't* display correctly in current browsers.
> I don't remember that being the issue.

The issue was whether HTML 4.0 is a success, and the ease with which HTML 4.0 documents can be created which implementations can't display correctly is certainly key to analyzing that.

> It's just as easy to create HTML 3.2 documents that don't display either.

Are you really contesting the popularly accepted notion that modern browsers support a greater percentage of HTML 3.2 than of HTML 4.0? While I've never seen a quantitative analysis proving this (nor have I any desire to undertake it myself), my experience authoring HTML certainly suggests it is the case. Your statement above flies in the face of this conventional wisdom.

Braden N. McDaniel

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