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Re: meta refresh ( Pragma directives)

From: Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2007 08:05:30 -0700
Message-ID: <3b31caf90708070805n3dce38dds12d329aa9f3c5360@mail.gmail.com>
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

> It concerns me that W3C is drafting two documents, WCAG 2 saying
> "don't use refresh" whilst HTML5 says "here's how to use refresh".
> It's a contradiction and it causes problems, particularly when working

This doesn't strike me as a contradiction. If I may make an analogy
that might be in poor taste, it's like parents saying "don't have
pre-marital sex, but if you do, here's how to use a condom."

People will use meta refresh. It's in use all over the web. Browsers
will have to support it forever. HTML5 should define how it works,
regardless of its best-practice status.
Received on Tuesday, 7 August 2007 15:05:40 UTC

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