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Re: The argument for |bugmode|

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 08:40:23 +0200
To: W3C HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <r02020000-207-1049-ppc-405D14C6C4DA4762BF2E4605229699EA@pounder.local>

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mattraymond@earthlink.net (Matthew Raymond) wrote:

>Chris Wilson wrote:
>>No.  We will have our own proprietary, non-invalidating opt-in switch to
>>"really standards as of IEn" mode.
>
>This is even worse, because the switch, by being proprietary, would
>be non-conformant, so a standards-conformant document would have to be
>turned into a non-conformant document just to be rendered as a
>standards-conformant document. […]

It is arguable whether altering the behavior of an UA 
implementation based on, say, a “magic” comment — <?x-ms 
level="5"?> — in a way that is not explicitly defined in the 
standard would affect the implementation's conformance status.


- -- 
   I'm [less] than thrilled by the [VM situation]; all sides of 
it. I [think]
   we need a [fork] in that area so that you guys would stop 
stepping on each
   others' toes.  I'm taking no part in your merry 5-way 
clusterfuck  -- sort
   that mess out between yourselves.                -- Alexander 
Viro on lkml

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