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RE: Versioning and html[5]

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 14:42:52 -0700
To: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5C276AFCCD083E4F94BD5C2DA883F05A27D71927F5@tk5-exmlt-w600.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>

Dão Gottwald [mailto:dao@design-noir.de] wrote:
>Chris Wilson schrieb:
>>> - support <!DOCTYPE html> as always-the-latest-version,
>>
>> Not once it's widely used, as we will break back-compat.
>
>You should be able to make two release cycles before this spec is done
>(I don't even mean a recommendation) _and_ widely used. So this is
>directly glued to the next point. If you manage to fix /most/ DOM and
>CSS quirks not for standards/quirks mode but for <!DOCTYPE html> within
>two release, which one should expect given Microsoft's resources and
>your proclaimed commitment to adopt standards, you will be able to
>escape the doom loop of backwards compatibility.

Possibly.  I still think it's smart to future-proof by saying "this content is HTML as of HTML5" rather than "this content is HTML".

-Chris
Received on Friday, 13 April 2007 21:55:54 UTC

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