[html4all] "Blue sky thinking" (or "Thinking out of the box")
chaals at opera.com
Mon Aug 27 05:37:03 PDT 2007
On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 02:47:45 +0200, Jason White <jason at jasonjgw.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 26, 2007 at 04:37:58PM +0100, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
>> another "blue sky" idea struck me whilst I was mulling
>> over the various ideas that WHAT WG have rejected.
>> The one on which I homed in was the idea of DTD-based
> I would rather just make the switch to XML, which would also simplify the
> parsing rules considerably.
> However, I think the real solution would be to design a TeX-like (or
> TRoff or Lout-like) language that would be secure...
Maybe, in theory. In practice, existing document formats are painful to
work with, and getting investment in a new toolset might be fairly
difficult. I don't see this working out in the next couple of years, which
is where the HTML group should be looking for now. So while I agree in
principle, I think this is getting "out of scope"...
And "a language that would be secure" is a good thing to say, but it turns
out that the language itself isn't the main problem. It is the use cases
Charles McCathieNevile, Opera Software: Standards Group
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