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

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On Fri, 2002-11-22 at 22:45, Paul Prescod wrote:
> Mike Champion wrote:
> >
> > For what it's worth, I see the benefit of XHTML 2 as precisely that it
> > *is* yet another standard.  The result of shunning
> > "yet another standard" IMHO will be that some non-standard
> > "son of Flash" or "son of Blackbird" will predominate once HTML
> > is too old and tired to be worth the trouble.
> Son of Flash or Son of Blackbird would have to have a compelling 
> business case for anyone to care about it. Microsoft could not make an 
> announcement that they are inventing a hypertext language for markup 
> (HTLM) and expect anyone to care. They would have to say that they were 
> inventing a remote gui language or a remote multimedia language or a ... 
> something exciting. 

Isn't it the case and/or purpose of their new XML office format combined
with XDocs and the other pieces of the puzzle which is being gradually
exposed these days?

A clean XML format for office documents could be displayed in any XML
browser with a simple CSS and/or XSLT stylesheet and the border between
these domains is becoming fuzzier everyday...

My 0.02 Euros,

Curious about Relax NG? My book in progress is waiting for your review!
Eric van der Vlist       http://xmlfr.org            http://dyomedea.com
(W3C) XML Schema ISBN:0-596-00252-1 http://oreilly.com/catalog/xmlschema


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