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Re: supporting both formats html5 & xhtml5 re: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#xhtml5

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 18:37:52 +0000
Cc: Dean Edridge <dean@55.co.nz>, HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <6CC20202-CA89-40E2-9CA4-DDD5B2774762@googlemail.com>
To: ryan <ryan@theryanking.com>

On 19 Dec 2007, at 18:04, ryan wrote:

>> Opera software doesn't seem to have a problem creating user-agents  
>> that support both serialisations. And that's on a lot of different  
>> devices; from desktop browsers to mobile phones.
> Just because Opera can and does do it, doesn't mean that everyone  
> else has the time, resources or desire to do so. And a MUST  
> condition in a spec doesn't change any of those things for any  
> implementer.

Also bear in mind that in the case of Opera Mini the page is parsed  
and rendered on a server: the constraints of the hardware on which it  
is running are irrelevant. There are cases where the limitations of  
the hardware (be it memory or storage space or something else  
entirely) only allow for a single parser.

Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Wednesday, 19 December 2007 18:38:09 UTC

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