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   Re: [xml-dev] What is XHTML 2.0 for?

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On Thu, 21 Nov 2002 11:52:00 -0800, Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net> wrote:

> A person could both believe that XHTML has a bright and important future in 
> the Web architecture AND believe that there is no urgent need to update 
> it today.

Hmmm ... There may not be an urgent need for the details of XHTML 2.0,
but there is a VERY urgent need to promote the vision of the universal,
XML-native, SVG/XForms/etc.-aware browser platform to counter the
trends back to proprietary fat client systems that some seem willing to 
accept.  I agree with Len (I think) that these are good options for 
vendors to have, but they can't be allowed to marginalize the Web as it is
and could be.

Of course, the challenge is more to get implementations of what there
is than to standardize all the innovations coming from the browser
developers, but there still needs to be a strong XHTML activity to center 
this on.


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