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First rule of thumb - never start over if you can avoid it. That's a Joel Spolsky rule of software development. So that's automatically a strike against re-writing your app in HTML5. Fortunately, you really only have to re-write the client. You can update the server app incrementally, but you don't need to replace it wholesale. However, moving from ...


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You are suggesting allowing web authors to add arbitrary element names to HTML for private (non-standardized) purposes. This has a big problem: It will make it dangerous to add new elements to the HTML standard, because various authors might already be using the the same element name for private purposes - thereby retroactively changing the semantics of the ...


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You will never get the benefits of a simpler parser or standard XML tools on the client side anyway. There are billions of pages on the web in HTML, some of them are written by people long dead, so they are never going to be updated to XML. So if you want to create a generally useful user agent you have to be able to parse old fashioned HTML anyway. ...



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