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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Documentv20 --> DocBook
Date Tue, 30 Dec 2003 09:46:58 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:
> My point is, *no* (usable) intermediate format will be so expressive 
> that it can accomodate all users.
> On the XHTML side of things, the following text from the XHTML working 
> draft convinces me that XHTML should be the intermediate format:
> "The XHTML family is designed with general user agent interoperability 
> in mind. Through a new user agent and document profiling mechanism, 
> servers, proxies, and user agents will be able to perform best effort 
> content transformation. Ultimately, it will be possible to develop 
> XHTML-conforming content that is usable by any XHTML-conforming user 
> agent."
> If I am going to lose some semantic information I want to be sure that 
> the language I am using is so generic that I don;t lose any 
> presentational information regardless of the media type. That is what 
> XHTML is designed for.
> Am I making any sense?

Well said, we should put this part up on the site to explain why we use 
xhtml, it's exactly the point :-)

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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