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Re: ensuring the existence & enhancing the power of Q

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 15:35:26 -0500
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <20070402201534.M10868@hicom.net>

i am interested in both backwards compatibility, as well as 
streamlining and refining forward looking recommendations...  

many of the issues upon which i have posted so far, have 
been forwarded to the HTML Coordination Group, in an attempt 
to discern where such reforms may be introduced in the 
HTML/XHTML roadmap.

if we are drafting canonical HTML, then now is the time to 
correct the errors that already exist, rather than using 
backwards-compatibility as an excuse for non-action.  if 
we are defining the baseline for future dialects of XML 
and XHTML, then now is the time to address such issues.

according to the HTML WG's charter
[http://www.w3.org/2007/03/HTML-WG-charter.html#deliverables]

we are engaged in defining,

quote
A language evolved from HTML4 for describing the semantics of 
documents and applications on the World Wide Web.
unquote

evolution involves change, and implies forward movement, not 
replication of past mistakes.

gregory.

PS: maciej, may i suggest, that the next time you email 
someone to tell them they're not welcome here, that you 
send such a response directly to the poster, and not to 
the list.

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