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Re: Doctypes and the dialects of HTML 5

From: Colin Lieberman <colin@cactusflower.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 08:18:45 -0700
Message-ID: <460692D5.3000406@cactusflower.org>
To: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
CC: 'Lachlan Hunt' <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html@w3.org

Apologies if this has already been addressed in one of the dozens of 
emails still waiting for me, but...

Mike Schinkel wrote:

> I'm not trying to solve any specific problem for myself. I was trying to
> address the issue others were bringing up when they asked for versioning
> because of "the need for special markup and/or behaviors for different
> clients."

It is not the job of authors to write markup on a per-client basis. 
That's insane, and it's a slippery slope (would you want a special 
markup subset for webtv?). Let people who make UAs for specific clients, 
the people who know those clients best, decided how best to implement 
existing markup. This not something authors should have to think about.

- Colin Lieberman
Received on Sunday, 25 March 2007 15:19:43 GMT

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