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Re: A Concrete Example for the HTML Versioning Debate

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 10:26:41 +0200
Message-ID: <4625D641.1080608@design-noir.de>
To: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Jeff Schiller schrieb:
> So ... if I'm an author of a web page that depends on the deployed
> behavior of IE7- today and IE8+ changes its behavior to match HTML5 by
> default (no opt-in), then my web page is broken.  Even if the IE7-
> behavior was wrong (a bug), HTML5 still broke my web, right?

Nobody can prevent Microsoft from doing at least one mode switch; in 
fact, they could do it without a proprietary opt-in, since <!DOCTYPE 
html> isn't yet used in the wild. Your web site would most probably not 
break.

--Dao
Received on Wednesday, 18 April 2007 08:26:57 UTC

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