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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 09:28:10 +0200
Message-ID: <467F6E8A.60602@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, mark.birbeck@x-port.net, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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.

Ok, so browsers will still be compatible, but the documents will not be 
conforming anymore. To me, that seems like an extremely bad idea, 
potentially driving people away from checking document conformance. On 
purpose?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 25 June 2007 07:28:20 UTC

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