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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 09:07:08 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Cc: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0704130906170.22769@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Fri, 13 Apr 2007, Dão Gottwald wrote:
> Ian Hickson schrieb:
> > > > It would be much easier to do if you guys would simply say when you
> > > > couldn't implement the spec as written.
> > > I would love to implement the spec as written.  Give me versions to hang
> > > proper implementation on over time--
> > 
> > You misunderstand. I mean, if you implement the spec without 
> > versioning and find something breaks the Web, then we should change 
> > the spec.
> 
> That will only solve the problem partly. IE is much more broken when it 
> comes to DOM and CSS; changing the HTML spec doesn't help in that 
> context.

Specs that aren't part of "HTML" aren't relevant to this working group, 
and we shouldn't be adding versioning to our specs to solve problems in 
those other specifications.

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