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Where We Go from Here

Markup languages based on XML (see Chapter 4, “XML Conquers the World [And Other Web Standards Success Stories]”) will make today's web look like kindergarten. But we can't get to tomorrow's web by following yesterday's design and development norms.

There are two ways forward: transitional forward compatibility (a savory blend of traditional and standards-based techniques) and strict forward compatibility based on complete (or near-complete) separation of structure, presentation, and behavior.


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