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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 20:54:06 +1000
Message-ID: <4631D64E.90303@lachy.id.au>
To: Doug Schepers <doug.schepers@vectoreal.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Doug Schepers wrote:
>> SupportExistingContent: Browsers implementing the new version of HTML 
>> should still be able to handle existing content...
> 
> Now I'm sure I disagree with it.

Put it this way: How would you like it if, when you upgraded your 
browser, many sites you visit regularly (e.g. news sites, your bank, 
Google, or whatever) that used to work, no longer do in the new version?

Sure, you could argue that such sites should be fixed.  But, in reality, 
many sites are just going to tell users to use another browser, and many 
users are going to complain about the browser no longer working and file 
bug reports.  That doesn't help anyone, that just punishes users.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Friday, 27 April 2007 10:54:18 GMT

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