Why do we write standards?

Don Park donpark at docuverse.com
Thu Nov 11 06:03:23 GMT 1999

Paul Prescod wrote:
>> HTML 4.0 specification
>> XHTML 1.0
>These specifications *do not apply* to XHTML mixed with other
>specifications. They don't say what it means to have a TITLE 
>in a FOOBAR in a table. They just don't answer the relevant question!

On the contrary, I can not see how anyone who reads the TITLE element
section of the HTML 4.0 spec can decide to use it inside anything
other than the HEAD element.  If the designer wants to reuse the
tag name 'title' then he should not be using the HTML namespace for
the TITLE tag.

>> XHTML 1.1 - Module-based XHTML
>> Modularization of XHTML
>> Building XHTML Modules
>Great. When these specifications are done, we can standardize a

While these specs are not done yet, they are already a great
resource for those trying to design composite documents.  Many
knowledgable folks have spent a great deal of effort writing these
specs and I totally disagree with the position that these specs
are worth nothing until it reaches Recommendation status.


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