[whatwg] trailing slash and atheism

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 21:05:28 PST 2006

Ian Hickson wrote:
>>  Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
>>  > Sometimes web developers parse (non-XML) HTML with an XML parser 
>>  > because it's the tool they have on hand.
>>  The solution to this is to provide better tools (which is already
>>  by the way -- if people want to join the effort, #whatwg on Freenode is 
>>  a good place to start), not to >>  make the language slightly more 
>>  compatible with a fundamentally broken approach.

That approach of saing "better tools should be provided" will work if and
only if the people doing the specifying also *ensure* that there are tested,
working tools freely available in the public domain on all major platforms,
and that those tools are easy enough for the lay person to use in (almost)
all contexts.

-Mike Schinkel

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