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[Bug 5773] Authors need more control over handling of linked resources

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Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 15:36:01 +0000
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--- Comment #17 from Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>  2008-06-20 15:36:01 ---
(In reply to comment #11)
> The problem is that some browser vendors aren't listening.
> The really simple question is: what is needed to make Apple and Microsoft
> implement what's already specified? If the HTML WG (or the W3C in general)
> could help, that would be great.

The HTML Working Group has no means to compel or "make" Apple or
Microsoft or other browser vendors to implement something they may
have deliberately chosen not to implement -- particularly for
cases where they may have a (business) reason of their own for
doing so. I'm not saying that's the case for this specific issue,
but just that it's the case in general.

As far as how the HTML WG can help for issues like this, the main
way the HTML WG can help is by providing an open public forum
in which representatives from browser vendors are actively
participating and where there is perhaps some expectation on
browser vendors to respond in good faith to questions about issues
like this one (and some history of them doing so).

Which is all a long-winded way of saying that I think one way to
try to get Apple and Microsoft to address this issue is for you to
actually ask them on the public-html list for a response about it.

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