Offtopic: Web Standards Project

Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Tue Aug 11 08:37:17 BST 1998

At 18:26 10/08/98 -0400, Steven Champeon wrote:
>I speak for myself, not for anyone else. Now, with that, I'll stop
>posting on this thread, which has already gone far afield of the core
>subject matter for the list. Apologies to Peter and everyone else.

No problem. I think you can assume that a large number of XML-DEVers
support the idea of interoperability and that individuals or organisations
may join you. Personally it looks a good idea. I think the relevance to XML
will very much be:
	- can I transmit XML over the wire in a software independent manner? (e.g.
I do not have to embed a processing instruction identifying the XML browser
to be used).
	- can I embed XML in HTML and make sure that I can extract it precisely?
	- can I write xHTML (i.e. HTML in XML syntax) and have it cleanly and
precisely processed.

I suspect that we (as XML-DEV) would all say yes to these (and probably
more that I haven't thought of.) You are welcome to link to this statement
from your pages if it's useful :-)


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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VSMS, Virtual Hyperglossary

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