Re: [Fwd: ATTN: Please comment on XHTML (before it's too late)]
At 09:53 AM 8/30/99 +1000, James Robertson wrote: >So what does this mean in practice. For all intents and purposes, on the Web, a big fat nothing. Web browsers don't do namespaces. >If namespaces *and* DTDs are used, I presume >that the namespaces are explicitly written into >the DTDs. Huh? No. >Does this mean, I would have to type: > > <strict:p>A paragraph > >instead of just > > <p>A paragraph You *only* have to manage the namespaces like that when you're blending them (e.g. inserting a portion of XHTML markup in an XML or SVG document, perhaps), or doing something else that requires it. Joe Web Developer isn't going to be doing that. They'll be writing XHTML just like they write HTML today. >If so, I can tell you now, it's all going to >fail. > >(PS. I know the answer is probably in the spec, >but too much to do this morning - no time to >go off and read yet another spec.) Well, if people are going to comment on the suitability of XHTML 1.0 to go to Recommendation, it would be nice if they did indeed "go off and read yet another spec." At least half the melodramatics would be gone if people would read instead of assume. Ann --- Author of Effective Web Design: Master the Essentials Coming in September --- Mastering XML Founder, WebGeek Communications http://www.webgeek.com Vice President-Finance, HTML Writers Guild http://www.hwg.org Director, HWG Online Education http://www.hwg.org/services/classes xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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