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I think "disaster" is a rather strong word. XHTML 1.1 is not even a year old
yet. I'd give it a few more months before complaining. No schema validator
handles all of W3C XML schema yet (those that claim to are buggy as hell or
support a subset).
At least it isn't as bad as programming language implementations, no one has
yet fully implemented a standards compliant C++ compiler (4 year old spec) or
C99 compiler (2 year old spec) yet.
THINGS TO DO IF I BECOME AN EVIL OVERLORD #49
If I learn the whereabouts of the one artifact which can destroy me, I
will not send all my troops out to seize it. Instead I will send them
out to seize something else and quietly put a Want-Ad in the local paper.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Borden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Mike Champion" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML is easy, was: Re: SV: [xml-dev] XML=WAP? And DOA?
> > Mike Champion wrote:
> > >
> > > The issues here aren't with XML 1.0 so much as with DOM, XSLT, SVG,
> > > CSS, etc. I'm saying "just make SURE that the complex stuff those
> > > wizards and GUIs generate truly interoperate," don't take the
> > > vendor's word for it. "We make it easy" is the first step down the
> > > road to interoperability Hell. Is that really so unfair, to MS or
> > > anyone else?
> > >
> > Amen Mike, I mean if you guys can't commit to a conformant implementation,
> > don't let the REC out the door.
> One more thought:
> How many validators can validate XHTML 1.1?
> MSXML bags it because it doesn't accept defaulted xmlns attributes -- and
> since validation is all XML 1.0, I can't see why that should have bearing on
> How many DTD/schema editors can edit the XHTML 1.1 (e.g. Modularization)
> DTD? None I've found.
> This is a disaster. You have a full W3C recommendation for the latest
> _XHTML_ of all things -- not like its intended to be some fringe
> specification, and nothing seems capable of dealing with it properly. Who is
> at fault here?
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