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Re: Choosing name for XML serialization (Was: Re: HTML5 differences from HTML4 editor's draft (XHTML5 and XHTML2))

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 07:06:03 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, mark.birbeck@x-port.net, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0706250703500.14519@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 25 Jun 2007, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ahem. How can you say it's compatible if - for instance - a widely used 
> feature like the style attribute is removed?
> What am I missing here?

There's a distinction between what is conforming (what authors are allowed 
to do) and what is supported (what browsers are required to do). Just 
because authors are (say) not allowed to use the align="" attribute on the 
<p> element, it doesn't mean that if they _did_ use the align="" 
attribute, that it would not work. And indeed, in the "rendering" section 
of the HTML5 specification we will be describing all manner of things, 
possibly including things like <marquee>, align="", etc. That section is 
still not done.

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