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- To: "Dare Obasanjo" <email@example.com>,"Elliotte Rusty Harold" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] What is the rule for parsing XML in a namespace inside HTML?
- From: "Joshua Allen" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 18:56:29 -0700
- Cc: "XML Developers List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Thread-index: AcRodk+Eup4zXCg5TO6ZBK3NMEVaYAAACLpQAAFmpHA=
- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] What is the rule for parsing XML in a namespace inside HTML?
> > XHTML vastly simplifies machine processing for all sorts of
> > purposes.
> Yep, this is the only concrete benefit of XHTML I've seen. It makes it
> easier for people to screen scrape your site. I find this to be a very
> dubious benefit at best.
Yeah, it's shows the narcissism of most developers. "Please rewrite
your page in some buzzword-compliant gobbledy-gook subset of XML that is
less reliable and harder to test than what you were already doing, and
then I can theoretically write a screenscraper".
For people who really want repurposable data; we already have capability
to do XML+XSLT+CSS. My RSS feed and OPML feed are both pure XML (no
XHTML crap) and render nicely in IE and Mozilla. XHTML is a