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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 17:53:28 +0100
Message-ID: <461FB588.5060605@cam.ac.uk>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Apr 2007, Karl Dubost wrote:
>> Le 13 avr. 2007 à 04:46, James Graham a écrit :
>>> All future versions of the spec should be developed under the premise 
>>> of "don't break the web" thereby making spec-version information in 
>>> documents unnecessary*.
>>>
>>> *Ignoring editors which may want to save metadata about a document, 
>>> including the HTML subset that is being used to edit it, which is not 
>>> useful outside of that editor.
>> Authoring tools are *part of the Web*
> 
> Sure, but the editor-specific metadata James mentioned isn't. It's not 
> required for interoperability outside of roundtripping through that 
> editor.
> 

Indeed. A concrete example of data that an editor might want to save but which 
is not relevant to a browser (apart from the HTML/CSS version/subset being used) 
would be the position of the cursor at the time of save.

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