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Re: argument for deprecating BLOCKQUOTE in canonical HTML/XHTML

From: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 14:30:47 +0100
Message-Id: <FD78DB92-5A85-4002-902A-8BA035B1FFEA@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C List <public-html@w3.org>
To: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>

>
>>> Besides which, BLOCKQUOTE is legacy HTML.
>>
>> I can't see how that's relevant, really.
>
> One of our design principles is to not break the web. <blockquote>  
> and <q>
> should remain in play simply because they already are in play.
>

So we can't improve on anything then, as we have to make sure a page  
written in 1994 still works in a modern browser.
This backward compatibility argument just gets sillier by the minute.
Received on Tuesday, 3 April 2007 13:31:04 UTC

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