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

Ann Navarro ann at
Mon Aug 30 19:17:02 BST 1999

At 05:49 PM 8/30/99 +0100, Mark Birbeck wrote:

>Surely the whole point of XHTML is to allow the processing of existing
>HTML using XML techniques. 


>Beyond that I can't see much use for it in
>its current incarnation. For example, you can't embed data from other
>namespaces without dropping the reference to the DTD (this is how the
>MathML example in the proposal works, section 3.1.2), but that is a
>limitation of DTDs, not XHTML.

Exactly. This is step 1. The real exciting stuff is coming, this just gets
us into the right syntatical mind-set. 


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