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RE: Version information

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2007 18:07:01 -0700
To: Dao Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5C276AFCCD083E4F94BD5C2DA883F05A27D6D61A4F@tk5-exmlt-w600.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
Indeed.  So it'd be nice if we could know when the content is HTML5.  I don't believe that we're going to be so brilliant that HTML 6 is absolutely, positively backward compatible, despite the best of intentions.  No versioning means you can NEVER, EVER deprecate ANYTHING.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dao Gottwald [mailto:dao@design-noir.de]
Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 10:45 PM
To: Lachlan Hunt
Cc: Chris Wilson; public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Version information

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> Every time this WG releases a new  version of HTML, if we can identify
>> it we can automatically opt it in to "really really" standards mode.
>
> It has already been explained why such a solution is unworkable in the
> real world for all future versions of HTML.  We need to define exactly
> how to handle the web as it is today and that means defining how to
> handle today's content.

IMHO MS if free to violate the spec and stick with legacy rendering
modes for HTML <5. The relevance of that will fade away with time.

--Dao
Received on Monday, 9 April 2007 01:07:05 UTC

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