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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: HTML3.2 -> HTML4.0
Date Wed, 29 Nov 2000 13:49:42 GMT
> > Are you proposing that all the documentation be moved to XHTML, or just
> > these header files? The former is a sizeable undertaking from two
> > fronts. One, we're talking about a lot of docs to convert. Two, we're
> > talking about educating every contributer to submit stuff in XHTML, when
> > they are used to writing HTML.
> The changes required aren't huge; the only major thing is using lowercase for
> tags. You need to put a trailing slash on single tags, too; apart from that,
> it's no big deal.

Yes, understood, I know what's involved in making a document XHTML
complient. What's big, however, is the scope of such a change. We're
talking about, at a rough count (ls -laR | grep -c html) 455 documents
that would need to be converted and validated. This is not a small

> Basically, going for XHTML isn't a huge undertaking, and allows us to get much
> better automatic checking. It would also be nice to boast compliance with the
> latest and greatest standards :-)

Ja. Agreed. Just want to make sure that we know what we're getting into,
and that there are people willing to put in the work. I tend to have
time in cycles lately. I've been in an "off" mode the last two weeks for
a variety of reasons. And although some folks like Joshua seem to have
unlimited time to produce quality work, most of us are mortal.

And, thanks for your concern, but the little one is still very sick, and
I seem to be getting it too. Bah.

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