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Re: relevance of diverse HTML authoring practices [was: Versioning re-visited ...]

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 21:42:09 +0100
Message-Id: <41374EF9-C7CD-4E17-A365-C9257A6BB977@googlemail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>

On 23 Jun 2007, at 18:04, Philip & Le Khanh wrote:

> Dan Connolly wrote:
> > Speaking personally, my goal is that the specification we
> > deliver is sufficient that new implementations based on it
> > will interoperate with a critical mass of the deployed content
> > on the web. Much (most?) of that content reflects
> > poor authoring practices. These practices are very much
> > relevant considerations for our design decisions.
> Dan, I think you are trying to hit two nails with one hammer.
> By all means let there be a specification for /browsers/ that
> can handle the majority of extant content : but let that
> specification not influence the design of HTML 5, which I
> (for one) see as the primary task with which this group is
> concerned.  To put it another way, let the specification
> for HTML 5 inform the specification for browsers; but
> /please/ do in any way allow the specification for browsers
> to inform the specification for HTML 5.

Surely the parsing rules for HTML5 must be the same as those for  
existing content, though?

- Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Sunday, 24 June 2007 20:42:28 UTC

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