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   RE: [xml-dev] XHTML survival rate?

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Rick has it right.  When the decision to 
make a Draconian Parse the centerpiece of XML 
to support a well-formed core, one remark made 
by the a supporter was that this would ensure the 
clean up of malformed HTML.  A counter argument was 
that that approach sounded good but that practical 
programmers would still handle the errors and 
go on because that is what customers would want. 
In hindsight, the counter argument has so far 
been right with regards to HTML.

But clean up of legacy HTML is not the reason to 
use XML anyway and the Draconian Parse is 
the one way a well-formed system can actually 
work.  Don't expect IE to be rewritten to 
support only Draconian apps.  Today, IE allows 

<HTML xmlns:mytree>

and while I can live with that, it seems to suggest 
that attention to details of Draconian XML is a 
ways off.  Sounds Good Maybe Later applies to 
a lot of efforts that get momentum.


-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Kennedy [mailto:xml-dev@xhaus.com]

So getting back to the FUD story about NOT being xhtml 
compliant .........

Or maybe I'm just too cynical ;-)


Alan Kennedy.

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