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Re: ATTN: Please comment on XHTML (before it's too late)

  • From: Ann Navarro <ann@w...>
  • To: Tim Bray <tbray@t...>, XMLDev list <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 15:13:59 -0400

Re: ATTN: Please comment on XHTML (before it's too late)
At 12:12 PM 8/29/99 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>At 01:16 PM 8/29/99 -0400, Ann Navarro wrote:
> >At 10:03 AM 8/29/99 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
> >>  it's just nuts to make them pretend that HTML
> >>is three different languages.
> >
> >Did we have this argument when HTML 4.0 went to PR?
>HTML4 has 3 DTDs.  That certainly doesn't mean it's 3 languages.  It's
>routine for a language to have multiple DTDs for different purposes.
>It's surprising for it to have 3 names. -T.

But since the purpose of names is an abstract function designed to prevent 
collisions in naming, it does not necessarily follow that having three 
names is "bad" even if it does "surprise".

Ann Navarro
Author: Effective Web Design: Master the Essentials
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