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Re: HTML Extensibility Through Script

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 01:44:28 -0500
Message-Id: <2B28C21D-7D97-4F90-88DD-CEBE0C0E87D8@robburns.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Doug Schepers <doug.schepers@vectoreal.com>

Hi Doug,

On Jul 10, 2007, at 4:54 PM, Doug Schepers wrote:
> This seems to have drifted off-topic rather quickly... To refocus,  
> I wasn't asking for a way to sniff browser strings, which is a  
> brittle way to determine the featureset of the UA.  I intended this  
> thread to discuss the possibility of conditional operators, either  
> through a script API or (preferably) via a declarative markup or  
> featurestring.
> SMIL has the <switch> element, which is used in SVG to good effect.  
> Maybe something akin to that would be useful in HTML.  It's a lot  
> more powerful than a simple fallback mechanism, and not much more  
> complex. If that isn't backwards-compatible enough, some simpler  
> variation on it might be.

Any thoughts on Thomas Boyer's suggestion?


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Take care,
Received on Wednesday, 11 July 2007 06:44:36 UTC

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