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Re: Choosing name for XML serialization

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 07:37:49 +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.4.64.0706250734350.14519@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 25 Jun 2007, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ok, so browsers will still be compatible, but the documents will not be 
> conforming anymore.

I don't understand. Old documents wouldn't be any less conforming to their 
contemporary specifications than they are now. New documents would use the 
new features (e.g. CSS in place of align="").

> To me, that seems like an extremely bad idea, potentially driving people 
> away from checking document conformance. On purpose?

I don't really understand what you think the "bad idea" is.

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