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Re: Separation of versioning concerns

From: Scott Turner <scotty1024@mac.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 08:36:20 -0700
Message-Id: <0998E4F3-FABE-4124-9A9D-59A00111B3D4@mac.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Eric Daspet <eric.daspet@survol.fr>

On Apr 25, 2007, at 6:19 AM, Eric Daspet wrote:

>
> This assume that authors that rely on a specific version know that  
> they
> are doing so. In my opinion, this is not the case. Most authors may  
> rely
> on a bug and do not know that it is a bug.

I agree with you but would like to point out that when content users  
start informing the content's author that it is not rendering  
correctly with >IE 7 the author could use Google to find the lock  
down to fix their content quickly with a copy and paste.

The question I have about this lock down proposal is how long would a  
browser need to implement them? How extra bloated would a browser  
get? What if a "bug" is because of an internal architecture the  
browser authors wish to discard?

Personally I'd like to see browser producers implement authoring  
modes that could be employed by page authors to check their work  
against a browser. If a lock down were protecting their content by  
continuing to implement a bug then the authoring mode would advise  
them of this and suggest how much longer it might continue to work:  
fix before IE 9.0 (or else!)

Scott Turner
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2007 01:19:36 GMT

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