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Comment: Re:Worse when the teachers dont know. (Score 1) 564

by Bob The Magic Camel (#34618508) Attached to: Do High Schools Know What 'Computer Science' Is?

some candidates had to be turned down from a position because they were IT teachers, and the position was for CompSci

How, exactly is this a bad thing? I can think of very little worse that hiring from IT to teach CS. Would you let a PE teacher teach Physics? Or an Art teacher Geography? They are separate, almost entirely unrelated fields. It's things like this which cause a lot of the confusions presented by the article.

Comment: Re:CSS 3 spec (Score 1) 222

by Bob The Magic Camel (#28572639) Attached to: XHTML 2 Cancelled

Hear Hear. I've been waiting for RGBA and embedded fonts for years. Yes, I know I /can/ use it now, and /most/ browsers will accept CSS3, but that's not good enough for me. I see no purpose in adopting a standard before it has become standardised. So, Sir Tim, if you are reading this: hear my plea and please hurry up with CSS3. HTML5 looks interesting, and looks like it has lots of new toys, but that's no good if I still have to use image-hacks to form semi-transparent backgrounds and make items appear in the fonts I want.

On to the main topic, I see this as a great step backwards. Are people really that afraid of the X in front of XHTML? Or are they worried it's inferior because it has a lower number next to it? From the FAQ it does look like they aren't reverting to SGML which is a good thing, but makes me wonder what the point is. Surely then, this makes HTML5 XHTML2, and not the successor to HTML4.01.

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