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From: Jeff Cutsinger <jeff@cutsinger.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 09:04:53 -0500
Message-ID: <46320305.3030607@cutsinger.org>
To: Gareth Hay <ghay@garaidh.com>
CC: W3C List <public-html@w3.org>, Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Gareth Hay wrote:
> If we discount the possibility of another browser manufacturer entering
> the market for a moment.

Competition is overrated. It only benefits the consumer.

> html5 pages. Creating an HTML5 only browser frees us of the legacy
> nonsense. (as that is effectively what would be happening)

Yes. Because once we have an HTML5 only browser, all the legacy content
on the web will just magically disappear!

> It's not as if we are going to remove legacy browsers as new HTML5
> browsers come along.
> I don't think it is realistic to have one browser to render 100% of the
> web. It's just not, so let's get with the program that will give us this
> solution in a reasonable amount of time.

Great! I love the idea of using 10 different programs to browse the web!

> I don't see the problem, release HTML5 as "Web 2.0" and tell everyone
> they need a new browser, problem solved, you want Web2.0 sites, you need
> the new browser (just keep your old browser for the rest of the web)

You know, you have a great point. Reality doesn't matter at all. We'll
simply get everyone to believe that something that is already here is
actually not and you need a new browser to get the same functionality as
already exists. Companies will be happy to implement their apps in such
a way that requires the consumer to download, install, and use a new
program, for no apparent reason at all. I'm sure that the fact that this
is completely untrue will have no bearing on its success.

Received on Friday, 27 April 2007 14:05:09 GMT

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