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Re: About dropping the style attribute

From: Maurice Carey <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 13:57:52 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C2A57A60.2EE3%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 6/24/07 5:56 AM, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com> wrote:

>> Finally, there's much content out there that uses the 'style'
>> attribute and the cost of keeping it is lower than the cost of
>> removing it.
> 
> User agents will be required to support it.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
That seems to be something everyone keeps forgetting or still doesn't know
yet.


The goal is to not break anything.

Everything that exists today should continue working exactly as it did
before.

Authors will be use any tag you've ever heard of in a document and expect it
to work as it's defined in the spec regarding legacy behavior / error
handling that will be standardized across all browsers.
Just don't expect it to validate as html5 if you do that.
And don't be surprised if someone else using only valid html5 is able to
build the exact same thing in less time with less effort.

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