[whatwg] markup as authored in practice

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 03:30:15 PST 2006

Elliotte Rusty Harold: 
>> 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)

I don't disagree with any of that. I'm just saying don't discount the value of a spec with simple enough to be hand editable.

-Mike Schinkel

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