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> But we now realize these two goals would be better served by two separate technologies, and HTML should be retired."

This. And the confusion around those two goals is what drives a lot of useless arguments with people who have Stockholm syndrome towards HTML and CSS. Those arguments can often be summarized like this:

- Hey, we're complicating things too much, how about just focusing on rendering a text communicating a message?

- No no no, the web is not just about documents, it's so much more now! It's about applications.

- Ok then, so let's drop the nonsense about separation of concerns, that you can have layouts separate from content.

- No no no, HTML is for describing documents, and CSS is for describing its layout!




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