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RE: Versioning and html[5]

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 11:18:10 -0700
To: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5C276AFCCD083E4F94BD5C2DA883F05A27D71926F5@tk5-exmlt-w600.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>

Sander Tekelenburg [mailto:st@isoc.nl] wrote:
>They won't rot away as long as authoring tools (libraries included) keep on
>generating invalid and proprietary output.

Agreed.

>I believe that applies to Microsoft's authoring tools as well.

Actually, I think that statement is wildly less true than it was even a couple of years ago.

>It would be really helpful if Microsoft
>(and all other authoring tools authors) would improve the output of their
>authoring tools in this respect. That way there would actually be a chance of
>that rot happening. In other words, I invite you to participate in the Web
>Repair Initiative: <http://webrepair.org/>.

I agree, and that seems like a great mission.  You might want to talk to David Storey at Opera (Chief Web Opener), who has a very similar mission.

-Chris
Received on Friday, 13 April 2007 18:18:25 UTC

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