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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
Received on Monday, 9 April 2007 20:01:00 UTC

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