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RE: "HTML5 and XML: Mending Fences" program posted

The return to a gencoded HTML is an interesting devolvement. I wonder what the outcome is over time:

1. Fewer browsers.
2. More browsers with more extensions (say DRM)
3. Less HTML (IOW, to cope with bifurcations organizations move toward simpler markup and use fewer features).
4. Less XML. More HTML.
5. More XML and more XSL or other programmatic down-translation.

Any and all are possible. As elites emerge, the tendency is for other non-elite populations to form their own communities.

The sixth is likely but will not make the news because... well... it won't be widely broadcast.

6. Less web.

As the web becomes the preferred entertainment distribution means and security concerns take a backseat to faster packets, some business data applications are retreating from it as a means to share information while still using some of its components. HTML5 is not yet in the front of the bus. I speculate HTML5 will unify HTML browsers but may spawn other applications as an unintentional side effect.


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