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[Bug 6608] please undeprecate <center> for older browsers

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David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>  2009-06-11 21:53:04 ---
Internet Explorer 5.0 and 5.5 have reached end of life. Their vendor's extended
support period expired several years ago. Security fixes are no longer
available for them. Their market share is tiny.

<center> was deprecated in HTML 4.0, which reached recommendation status in
1997.

I'm of the opinion that HTML5 shouldn't compromise to support cosmetic effects
(using language features that have been marked for removal for over a decade)
in obsolete browsers. That way holds back progress.

When HTML5 reaches recommendation status, it isn't going to prevent HTML 4.01
documents from being supported.


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