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Re: HTML version issue summary?

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 11:34:01 -0700
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070425183401.GA23372@ridley.dbaron.org>
On Wednesday 2007-04-25 06:28 -0400, Matthew Raymond wrote:
> we should be giving
> them a mechanism that both allows pure standards-based documents to have
> the best support available

I don't think (based on [1] and other statements) that Microsoft
would support such a mechanism if any significant number of Web
pages actually used it, since some of them would break if Microsoft
supported the mechanism.

> while allowing bug compatibility modes that
> are clearly identified and specific to a user agent rather than a spec.

So you want the W3C to endorse a mechanism to entrench existing
browser monopolies by requiring newcomers to reverse engineer the
bugs in every version of every browser (rather than in just the
leading version of the leading browser) in order to enter the
market?

-David

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Apr/0612

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L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
           Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation

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