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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>, xml-dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 10:03:22 -0400

At 08:22 PM 8/29/99 -0400, David Megginson wrote:

>It's going to be brutal just getting people to create well-formed
>XHTML documents and to include the Namespace declaration; 

I've got tens of thousands of constituents that do it every day. Hardly

>software developers to recognize all three XHTML Namespaces (even if
>doing so requires only a three lines of code) will be all the more
>difficult, and introduces three times the opportunity for bugs and for 
>interoperability problems because of omissions.

If software engineers can't or won't manage three lines of code, where Jane
and Joe Web Developer can write valid, spec-conforming documents, we have a
*real* problem, Houston. And it's not with the spec. 



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