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   RE: [xml-dev] What are the arguments *for* XHTML 2.0?

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++1.  As the musicians say, "when in doubt, lay out."
Perhaps it would be good to put the various Spy Vs Spy subtopics
aside and ask simply, what will XHTML 2.0 have that its predecessor
1.  UIVMs need a core language.  For web browsers, that is (x)HTML.
UIVMs are an important part of the web framework.  Continued development
of these capabilities with full recognition of the limits of applying them
to any conceivable application is wise.
2.  Non-UIVM web clients have a future, but they are individual and
largely circumscribed by each project.  The majority of these don't
use (x)HTML as their core language.   So this issue doesn't affect
the question at hand.  (Yes, some of us make very good money
on fat clients in 2002 and will continue to.  So what?)
This question simply comes down to looking at the charter and
the proposed new features for XHTML and deciding if we need them
now, in the projected timeframe for release, or ever.   This will not
stop the development of XHTML 2.0.   It enables individual developers
to choose among alternatives.  That is all.
I apologize that I don't have time to go read what is available
and sort that out for myself.   Still, there are some serious web developers
here and maybe a quick sanity check of the proposed features and
charter would be helpful if we can stay out of the politics of implementation
centers.  If those who have this information don't have the time to
present it in this forum, that is also understood.

From: Michael Kay [mailto:michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com]
I was just suggesting that sometimes, doing nothing not only gives you the chance to relax and enjoy yourself, it also leaves the world a tidier place.


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