[whatwg] markup as authored in practice

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Mon Dec 4 07:09:39 PST 2006

Mike Schinkel wrote:
> Elliotte Rusty Harold  wrote:
>>> People who hand edit can handle some simple 
>>> well-formedness rules.
> I think that is wishful thinking, unless we deliberately want to limit the number of people who can contribute on the web.

For a long time we not so deliberately did limit the Web to people who 
were comfortable hand editing tags. Then blogs came along, and changed 
all that. (Wikis too.) There's an order of magnitude more people 
publishing now than there used to be a few years ago, and blog usability 
is largely the reason. Optional angle bracket syntax is one reason for 
that, though there are others (automated site structures and content 
upload are probably more important)

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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