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Re: Support Existing Content (was: Proposed Design Principles review)

From: Maurice <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 09:58:48 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C25CBFD8.23A4%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 4/30/07 6:59 PM, "Tina Holmboe" <tina@greytower.net> wrote:

>> I would like the HTML standard to document the reality of the Web,
>> not some idealized imaginary version of the Web.  What good is a
> 
>   Then you confirm that you would like the HTML standard to document
>   poor quality code, bad practice, and lacking accessibility?
> 
>   THAT is the reality of the Web today. Personally I'd like to see the
>   worst mistakes taken out.

I believe part of this groups to do list is to document exactly how IE's
quirks mode works because lets face it. Quirksmode is practically the
standard behaviour on which the vast majority of the web is built. It will
be a pain for any new browser team creating a new rendering engine to
implement the new html properly as well as finding the time to reverse
engineer how IE & firefox handle quirksmode and implement that as well.

Facts about how quirksmode works must be documented for the benefit of new
implementers or else we'll be stuck with only webkit/gecko/opera/IE for a
very long time with no new successful competition.

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