Moving Beyond HTML
Hypertext Needs a Sounder Foundation
- Building on HTML The enormous number of developers using HTML has familiarized a large audience with the use of markup technology. < and > are familiar to Web developers, as are the concepts of elements, attributes, and nesting.
- Moving Beyond Documents HTML was designed for use with a particular document format, and has significant limitations even for documents. Data applications that need to reference information using hypertext have been forced into this usually inappropriate document format.
- Customizable yet Standardized XML promises open markup vocabularies that use generic syntax and processing, making it possible to move beyond HTML yet still have generic hypertext processing.
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