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From Kjetil Kjernsmo <>
Subject Re: Setting a pipeline for true XHTML
Date Wed, 21 May 2008 07:24:16 GMT
On Tuesday 20 May 2008 19:54:11 David Legg wrote:
> If you're interested, there is a very good classic article [1] of the
> reasons why using XHTML is considered harmful.

Yup, I know hixie both personally and technically (we worked together at 
Opera), and I think all his arguments are invalid, and frameworks like Cocoon 
prove it. In modern web frameworks, it is trivial to serialize to different 
formats, and while there are subtle differences, they are trivially resolved 
with a few lines of XSLT and a simple pipeline. I know that Cocoon can do it 
too, but not quite how yet.  :-) Hixie was never exposed to a proper 
framework, so he is of the faulty impression that these things are hard, thus 
the statement "Steps 1 to 5 have been seen by every single person I have 
spoken to who has switched to using the XHTML MIME type."

Kind regards 

Kjetil Kjernsmo
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