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Re: the market hasn't spoken - it hasn't bothered to listened [was Re: fear of "invisible metadata"]

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 04:46:01 -0500
Message-Id: <7FEF560C-0B59-4CD1-8F91-F49B40923B42@robburns.com>
Cc: Doug Schepers <doug.schepers@vectoreal.com>, Monika Trebo <mtrebo@stanford.edu>, "Gregory J.Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>


On Jun 26, 2007, at 3:02 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

>> Again, the removal of <img> and <embed> does not in any way  
>> eliminate a graceful degradation path.
>
> It removes a graceful degradation path from the conforming  
> language. It should be possible to write conforming HTML5 documents  
> that still work reasonably in the current generation of browsers.  
> We should not force authors to choose between passing an HTML5  
> conformance checker and making a document that works in the  
> browsers of 2007.

You do understand that by that logic we could not eliminate  
th@headers="id" just to take one example from the HTML5 draft. Only  
after the @scope algorithm is widely deployed would authors be able  
to drop headers="id". In the same way only after <still> was widely  
deployed would authors be able to drop <img>.

Take care,
Rob
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 09:46:15 GMT

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