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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo <amla70@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 13:13:22 +0200
Message-ID: <af2a8eab0704140413l715c4a2ayf51ad274e47cc6ba@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Matt Freels" <freels@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

2007/4/14, Matt Freels <freels@gmail.com>:
> I have a question/idea:
> When IE.next comes out, why can't IE7 just hang around on users'
> computers? One of the problems with the IE7 upgrade was that it was
> all or nothing. There was no way for a user to flip back to IE6-
> dependent content.

That's not a solution for the common user. You can't expect common
people to understand that if a page displays wrong it might be due to
the fact that its author hasn't tested it with the latest browser
version so they should launch their previous version and go to that
page again. The internet is a big mistery for lots of people and they
barely know the difference between the blue e and internet itself. Or
how to use the url bar instead of typing the page in the google home

> Why does the opt-in have to be in the spec? There could be an easy-to-
> reach "legacy content mode" button in IE.next that can be used when a
> page doesn't render correctly  in it's new (hopefully) bug-free
> standards-mode.

But if you have to click that button to switch rendering modes every
now and then, you'll get tired very soon. That switch must be
Received on Saturday, 14 April 2007 11:13:31 UTC

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