Re: [unrev-II] Re: HtmlDOM -- XML -- Xmail

From: Jeff Miller (
Date: Mon Mar 13 2000 - 14:12:52 PST

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    From: Jeff Miller <>

    On Mon, Mar 13, 2000 at 01:29:03PM -0800, Eric Armstrong wrote:
    > To use HTML directly, or even to convert it to XHTML, therefore,
    > requires
    > a highly-intelligent, A/I-like processing engine that figures out what
    > the
    > intended structure is likely to be and reformats the code to achieve the
    > necessary distinction between structure tags and content tags. Without
    > that
    > distinction, the "structure" displayed in the browser might be far
    > removed
    > from the original intent.

    While I agree that html does not meet our needs. I don't think that a
    conversion tool is out of the question as most people I know that hand code
    html document do so without use of <p><h3>wwww</h3> wierdness that you were
    talking about and composer style editors generate know styles. (Of course,
    it's only as good as the user at the keyboard). In, lets pick a number,
    80% of html out there could be converted with a conversion tool and then
    cleaned up. Leaving the miss interpreted and plain ugly for the luckly


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