Bob Balaban July 21 2007 05:37:38 PMGreetings, Geeks!!
Today, Wizards and Witches, we are going to wave our magic wands and pretend that the Domino Web Server (among other improvements IBM might, or might not, make to the server, now or someday, or maybe never -- you know that the lawyers make me say that....) emits XHTML as a format (yes, yes, of course we'd keep the way it does it right now as an option!)
There are many aspects of this possibility that interest me. But for today I am going to limit myself to a single question upon which I would like you-all to render opinions:
In this hypothetical situation, the XHTML the server would render will be "well-formed", of course (i.e., it will be valid XML, with matching closing tags, etc etc)
Is it a requirement, do you think, that the XHTML ALSO be "valid" (i.e., it conforms to a pre-defined schema, either DTD or XSD)?
If you think so, please explain why, and what extra functionality do you get from that. I'd also be interested in hearing which schema (I assume there are more than one) you would advocate.
Ah, standards! So many to choose from!
OK, I thought I was going to limit myself to one question, but I just can't do it. So: is UTF-8 or UTF-16 as an output character set for our hypothetical XHTML output good enough? If not, what other character sets need to be supported, IYHO?
(PS: Yes, I ordered 2 copies of Book 7, and they arrived bright and early today -- no WAY our house can live on only 1 copy. I'm STILL not going to get near one of them for a week or so)
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