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   Re: [xml-dev] limits of the generic

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> Simon St.Laurent scripsit:
> > Then perhaps the Joe/Jane Website argument shouldn't be used against
> > improvements to the XHTML 'standards'...
> My point exactly!  All arguments of the form "Joe/Jane Website won't
> be able to cope with (namespace prefixes | XLink semantics |
> whatever)" are ipso facto bogus.

But arguments that all (X)HTML developers either use tools or will enjoy
using XLink syntax in their handcoding are every bit as bogus.

The case that worries me is the large number of highly intelligent
handcoders who don't appreciate XML-obsessed people wasting their time.
Those are the folks I've found who object to namespaces, XLink, and
whatever else we feel like burdening them with.

Those also tend to be the folks who push the state of the art forward,
figuring out how to  make CSS and DHTML work well, for instance.  If
there's a target market for new HTML standards, it's those folks, and I
can't figure out why the XML community is so remarkably content to make
their lives difficult.

Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
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