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

Ann Navarro ann at
Sun Aug 29 21:17:11 BST 1999

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
Buy it Online!
Owner, WebGeek Communications
Vice President, HTML Writers Guild

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