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RE: What are the arguments *for* XHTML 2.0?
remark was deliberately intended to be delphic, it was not designed to be the
subject of literary or scientific analysis. But since you ask me to expand on
no idea whether the benefits that XHTML 2.0 brings will outweigh the costs to
the community of having "yet another standard". I've been scanning the messages
on this thread, and haven't yet seen anyone claim that they will (perhaps I
just suggesting that sometimes, doing nothing not only gives you the chance to
relax and enjoy yourself, it also leaves the world a tidier
In a message
dated 22/11/2002 09:35:28 GMT Standard Time, michael.h.kay@n...
> What resources in particular are you concerned about? If
> editors of
> XHTML 2.0 were not working on XHTML 2.0,
they might spend
> their time at
> the pub or in the hot-tub.
That wouldn't advance the Web.
But it might slow down its
both know I occasionally screw up in parsing your sentences, so feel free to
correct me where I go wrong here.
You are saying that development of
XHTML 2.0 will accelerate the fragmentation of the Web?
In your view is
that a good or bad thing?
You are also saying that if the HTML [sic]
Working Group spent more time in the pub or hot-tub that that would slow down
the fragmentation of the Web?
So, maybe jumping out of line here, it
might ... if one wanted to slow down the fragmentation of the Web ... be a
good thing if the HTML WG spent more time in the pub?
though, isn't the fragmentation of the Web already inevitable?
time ago someone, I think it may have been Simon, posted something on this
list about a fork in the (XML?) road. It seems to me to be more realistic to
think of splinters in the road - many lines going off in several different
The modularization of XHTML in XHTML 1.1 surely opens up
one dimension of splintering?
The availability of non-desktop browsers
seems to add another dimension to the process?
It may be that I
misunderstood what "XML on the Web" might be but one aspect of that seems to
be to fundamentally be splintering/fragmentation. If we have diversity of XML
application languages on the Web, and presumably a diversity of XML-capable
viewers isn't fragmentation/compartmentalisation inevitable? And wasn't it
from day 1 of XML?
Of course if one views the splintering/fragmentation
in a wholly positive light then one can call it
"XHTML 2.0 - the W3C leading
the Web to its full potential ... to implement yesterday's technology
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