[thelist] Discussing XHTML and ROI with your "boss"

Tom Dell'Aringa pixelmech at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 15 14:52:01 CDT 2002

(This is a cross-post, posted on MACCAWS, but I know lots of folks
here are not members there, and I wanted to get some opinions here


One thing we are going to have to tackle is telling our "bosses" why
XHTML is a Good Thing(TM).

I wondered if we could brainstorm a bit on this, not only for
ourselves, but since I may have to make this case soon where I am

So we know the basics are:

1. XHTML is good clean markup. (That's great, but my boss won't jump
up and down about it - he doesn't give a rat's pa-tootie that its
well formed.)

2. valid XHTML is valid XML. Ok, great - sounds good - but WHY is
this good for my BOSS? What are some reasons I can give the business
guy to move them in that direction? You can parse XHTML with an xml
parser right? So what? What does that get him? That's what we will be
asked. In effect, what is the ROI for XHTML? (eek, acronym pain)

3. XHTML is cleaner to maintain. Certainly we can say, this reduces
maintenance costs.

Its a start..what would you add?


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