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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 22:39:11 +0200
Message-ID: <461E98EF.7090400@design-noir.de>
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

You describe very well how and why the status quo causes headaches. All 
this should be easy for both web authors and MS, but it isn't. It is in 
your interest to change that. IMHO, you should:

- support existing doctype switches for HTML<5,
- support <!DOCTYPE html> as always-the-latest-version,
- release new versions of IE often and advance aggressively (get
   somewhere near standards compliance, and people won't expect IE to be
   and remain the buggy browser),
- and if needed, make new frozen-standard-support modes opt-in, and use
   conditional comments for that (which would make you independent from
   this very HTML WG and allow you to add new, advanced modes later on
   without having to wait for another HTML spec).


--Dao
Received on Thursday, 12 April 2007 20:39:31 UTC

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