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Re: [whatwg] Video proposals

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 23:29:07 +0100
Message-ID: <45FF0EB3.3070208@kosek.cz>
To: Robert Brodrecht <w3c@robertdot.org>
CC: asbjorn@ulsberg.no, howcome@opera.com, public-html@w3.org, whatwg@whatwg.org
Robert Brodrecht wrote:

> To me, it's the designer's job to do browser testing and know which
> formats work on which systems.  It's easier for a designer to check,
> update, and keep an internal list of format he or she wants to use than it
> would be for the W3C to keep up with a list (normative or not).

But that's the point of standards -- define set of features that are
expected to be supported in various implementations to ensure

W3C currently keeps normative list of HTML elements. Do you think that
W3C should give up, disband this and other WGs and each designer should
test which tag is supported between dozen of web-browsers and create
his/her own markup language (which will be subset of HTML plus some
widely supported "non-standard" extensions)? I think no.

If this group is unable to come with renewed version of HTML which will
align HTML standard with its current usage and address requests for
several new features and at the same time persuade *all* browser vendors
to support it, then it is a failure.

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