Alternatives to browsers (was Re: Alternatives to the W3C)

John Aldridge john.aldridge at
Wed Jan 19 16:16:16 GMT 2000

At 10:14 19/01/00 -0000, Miles Sabin <msabin at> wrote:
>Remember that my original question was, 'Why is _application_
>specific_ markup preferable to an _application_specific_ binary
>wire protocol'.

It's better because (for example) I can write an _application specific_
XSLT stylesheet without having to re-invent all the parsing, pattern
matching and other stuff done by the generic tools.

Whether that's _enough_ of an incentive in this particular case is another

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