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Re: [xml-dev] [October, 2006] Tim Berners-Lee: the attempt to get theworld to switch to XML ... didn't work

That was some time ago. Will switching the world back to HTML5
work any better? :-)
Stephen D Green

On 8 April 2011 12:47, Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I am reading about the history of HTML5. This blog from Tim Berners-Lee seems to be quite important:
> http://dig.csail.mit.edu/breadcrumbs/node/166
> Here's something he states in that blog:
>    Some things are clearer with hindsight of several years.
>    It is necessary to evolve HTML incrementally. The attempt
>    to get the world to switch to XML, including quotes around
>    attribute values and slashes in empty tags and namespaces
>    all at once didn't work.
> /Roger
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