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RE: XInclude vs SAX vs validation

That was the conclusion of Beyond The Book Metaphor.  
If you aren't in a database, you don't need to 
go too fary beyond it.  Why?  A screen is a screen.
Now, search big chunks of HTML, reuse it, repurpose 
it, then it HTML begins to show the limits.  

A lot depends on where and for what you are 
using hypertext and understanding, all it 
ever meant was "go to".  HTML is good enough 
until you need to blink.  Then the whole 
"blessed" event starts over again.

I like XML hypertext.  I can use it without 
pain because I am used to the stylesheet.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: David Brownell [mailto:david-b@pacbell.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 10:52 AM
To: veillard@redhat.com
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: XInclude vs SAX vs validation

>   That's actually the lesson I get, people in general are not interested
> to move from HTML hypertext to XML hypertext, because they don't want to
> face a platform change, they didn't switched to XHTML either even if all
> concession were made to allow this at minimal cost. 

Yep, I was going to make a similar comment but it got trimmed
out.  The HTML model of hypertext is "good enough" for most
purposes, and no other model is evidently ready for use on a
global scale.  (It's ID based, natch ... :)

XHTML conversion goes slowly largely because there's no
urgency, and it's safe not to convert since HTML will live for
a long time.  As in, HTML 3.2 ... not everyone even wants
to depend on HTML 4.0 yet.

XML hypertext will need some better driver than XHTML.
Which isn't to say that XHTML is bad (I want more of it!),
it's just that it's still HTML at heart.

- Dave

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