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Re: Support Existing Content

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 13:11:17 -0700
Message-Id: <9A6D89A5-0CF5-47F7-AE30-B34B4E28DB06@apple.com>
Cc: W3C List <public-html@w3.org>, "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>

On May 1, 2007, at 7:17 AM, Gareth Hay wrote:

>>
>> To jeopardise this opportunity by insisting that the
>> browser use the same parsing/rendering algorithms for legacy
>> ("tag soup") documents as for new ("well formed") documents
>> is insane, IMHO.
>>
>> Philip Taylor
>>
>
> I think this is 100% spot on, and far more nicely said than my  
> previous attempts.
>
> I tried to raise the point that UA's can use what they have now to  
> render backward content, while striving for something better with  
> HTML5, I wholeheartedly agree with Philip's comments.
>

We (Apple) will not implement a new HTML language that is not  
backwards-compatible with HTML4 and existing real-world content.   
Breaking backwards compatibility in new versions of the language is a  
non-starter for us.

dave
(hyatt@apple.com)
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 20:12:13 UTC

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