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RE: Proposed Design Principles updated ("don't break the web" vs respecting MIME types)

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 11:21:10 -0700
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
CC: Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5C276AFCCD083E4F94BD5C2DA883F05A27946E6FB3@tk5-exmlt-w600.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
Define "don't break the existing web".  :)

I agree strongly with the principle.  Experience with IE7 proves the value.  I think we should consider the spirit unbreakable, but investigate the real-world impact when we're suggesting changes.

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From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Anne van Kesteren
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To: Dan Connolly; David Hyatt
Cc: Elliott Sprehn; Karl Dubost; Maciej Stachowiak; public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Proposed Design Principles updated ("don't break the web" vs respecting MIME types)


On Wed, 04 Apr 2007 19:41:09 +0200, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:
>> "Don't break the existing Web" trumps all other design considerations.
>
> I think it's a valuable design principle to consider, but
> it's not hard-and-fast rule.

When would you be able to ignore it and get away with doing so?


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Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>

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