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RE: Versioning and html[5]

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 15:37:53 -0700
To: Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo <amla70@gmail.com>, James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
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Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo [mailto:amla70@gmail.com] wrote:
2007/4/12, James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>:
>> I think this is a very important point. If IE7.5 and IE8 are both
>> released in the HTML5 timeframe with IE7.5 introducing a HTML5 mode
>> triggered off some assertation in the document that it is HTML5 (e.g.
>> from the doctype), would this prevent IE8 from introducing any
>> significant HTML/DOM/CSS features/bugfixes in HTML5 mode?
>
>That's exactly my question.

It would all depend on popularity and deployment of the HTML version.  If the changes aren't really breaking content in the web, then we could introduce significant features/bugfixes in HTML5 mode.  (And certainly, to answer someone else's question, we fix crashes regardless of compat - but that's not the same as fixing poor behavior that doesn't crash.)

-Chris
Received on Thursday, 12 April 2007 22:48:19 GMT

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