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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 00:38:13 +0200
Message-ID: <46254C55.9090904@design-noir.de>
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Chris Wilson schrieb:
> Dão Gottwald [mailto:dao@design-noir.de] wrote:
>> probably work better is if you would release only once and when all the
>> relevant HTML/CSS/DOM/JS bugs are fixed for the <!DOCTYPE html> case.
> 
> Ah, the Utopia scheme.

Yeah. But I won't stop claiming it's possible just because I'm called 
naive. The bugs are known, I'm sure you have a nice list. And you can 
release alphas/betas to get more feedback (Connect was a good start). 
Again, I'm not talking about bugfreeness but being close to the standards.

>> Let it take 2, 3 or more years.
> 
> This isn't pragmatic in a competitive browser marketplace.

Well, you could try to update the current standards mode carefully and 
work on other browser-related stuff in the meantime. Like what Mozilla 
did with Firefox 2.0, based on Firefox 1.5 (both Gecko 1.8). All I'm 
saying is that you shouldn't deploy the new rendering mode until it's done.

>> I think the question is: Can you have multiple DOM and scripting
>> architectures side by side, depending on what we call "rendering mode"
>> today? (Or depending on the mime-type; you don't support
>> application/javascript currently.)
> 
> Yes.

Great, thanks for revealing this. (At least, it wasn't obvious to me 
until now.)

--Dao
Received on Tuesday, 17 April 2007 22:38:23 GMT

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