[microformats-discuss] Re: XML & microformats (WAS: Take 3)

Lucas Gonze lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 22:44:24 PDT 2005

> On 9/17/05 10:29 AM, "Lucas Gonze" <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Maybe it would be productive over the course of 4-5 years, but in the
> > short term the chances of creating a nasty mess are high.
On 9/17/05, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> Lucas, are there specific examples or experience you can point to that
> demonstrated this?  I'm curious to know what led you to this conclusion.

For example, if you embed an HTML link element in another format
without enclosing it in a head element enclosed in an html element, it
may still make intuitive sense but it doesn't make formal sense.  Or,
there is the issue of losing the DTD of the HTML version your link
element is based on.

I don't think these are unsolvable problems, but I do think that
working out the solutions will take time.  In the short term, using an
element from HTML in another document format is likely to be invalid

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