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Re: Non-goal for HTML: Picture-perfect rendering

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 10:11:58 +0200
Message-ID: <4627244E.9070804@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Magnus Kristiansen <magnusrk+w3c@pvv.org>, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren schrieb:
>> Actually, that's not completely true. In some places it specifies 
>> "what is currently in use", sometimes not. IMHO, this is one of the 
>> bigger problems with that spec: it doesn't offer clean replacement 
>> interfaces for things that are broken in (some of) today's 
>> implementations...
> 
> A replacement interface introduces more problems. It doesn't solve any. 
> It's like versioning.

A replacement interface that has clearer semantics and is interoperable 
solves a lot of problems, even if you can't use it in the short term. 
Not specifying it is what's causing problems: the original problem just 
stays unsolved.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 19 April 2007 08:12:13 UTC

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