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Re: HTML 5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:10:43 +0000 (UTC)
To: Eli Morris-Heft <dai@doublefishstudios.com>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0804101809000.7575@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 10 Apr 2008, Eli Morris-Heft wrote:
> 
> It is presumably in the interest of the makers of the browser to figure out
> what standard is being followed on any given page (made much easier by the
> DOCTYPE switch) and render according to that. It is also presumably the
> responsibility of those UA makers to retain compatibility for deprecated
> standards for however long makes sense. After all, all the browsers I know
> support CSS1,and we're looking at widespread adoption of CSS3.

Actually, both for CSS and for HTML, browsers just support one version, 
and that version is designed so that all content existing at the time 
continues to work.

Thus, you can just implement HTML5, and that will handle HTML4 documents. 
Browsers don't need to know what version of the spec was used.

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