W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > August 2007

An open letter to Anne van Kesteren

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 16:46:34 +0100
Message-ID: <46CDABDA.1050105@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: 'public-html' <public-html@w3.org>

Anne, I happened to be reading your web site today,
and I was disturbed to find the following :

> <input usemap>
> [...]
 > Ian Hickson made two data sets available: 1, 2. Looking through
 > several sites quickly reveals that most expect the image control
 > to act as a submit button (this is how it works in Internet
 > Explorer) and not as an image map at all (how it works in
 > Opera and Firefox). As a result, HTML5 dropped the feature.

Given that this group has not even agreed the Design Principles
yet, let alone started to make firm decisions concerning the
HTML 5 Specification, is it not somewhat irresponsible of you
to make a public statement that a certain feature has been
dropped from HTML 5 ?

Received on Thursday, 23 August 2007 15:47:00 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Thursday, 29 October 2015 10:15:25 UTC