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Re: Versioning re-visited (was : mixed signals on "Writing HTML documents", tutorial, etc.)

From: Dimitri Glazkov <dimitri.glazkov@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 10:57:18 -0500
Message-ID: <fb15ac210706220857u60c65f2el45f6a8a73a4f9c4f@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Alexandre Alapetite" <alexandre@alapetite.net>, public-html@w3.org

.. and the most coherent argument so far was that of Chris Wilson's:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Apr/0612.html

Where (skipping over the length of a small book) he presents it at the end:

"In short, I'm not that positive that HTML 5 will be the time we get
it right for all time"

So, let's call this one "(realistic) fear of not achieving perfection".

But.. correct me if I am wrong, wasn't the quirks/standards mode
switch primarily for CSS behavior, which is blissfully orthogonal to
the overall direction of this group?

If we cast aside the box model changes, introduced by the switch, what
_HTML_ changes were introduces that weren't backward or forward
compatible?

:DG<
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