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Re: Version information

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2007 22:00:51 +0200
To: "Henrik Dvergsdal" <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tqi8jpyk64w2qv@id-c0020>

On Mon, 09 Apr 2007 21:50:02 +0200, Henrik Dvergsdal  
<henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no> wrote:
> Does this mean we have to include detailed, exact definitions and  
> descriptions of every HTML feature that has a certain likelyhood of   
> being used out there?

I'm not sure what else it could mean.


> In addition to all the new stuff, I guess this includes elements/ 
> attributes/semantics/prescribed behaviours:
>
> * within HTML 4.01,
>
> * that have been deprecated (in HTML 4.01 and previous versions),
>
> * that became de facto standards without being described formally
>
> * that were implemented in some browser(s) but never became part of any  
> HTML standard.
>
> How do we determine which elements/attributes/semantics/behaviours that  
> can be safely left out from the standard?

By doing research?


> How shall we deal with with inconsistent behaviour between current  
> browsers? Shall we choose one of them for the new standard or describe  
> several options?

You mostly go by what Internet Explorer does unless it crashes or violates  
core assumptions of other specifications such as the DOM tree model.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Monday, 9 April 2007 20:01:00 GMT

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