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Re: Support Existing Content

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 14:17:42 -0700
Message-ID: <17975.44662.404024.491656@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: mjs@apple.com
Cc: raman@google.com, roger@456bereastreet.com, public-html@w3.org


Despite your assertion that that's what WA1.0 does,
I think the feedback you're receiving loud and clear from everyone from outside
the community that wrote that spec  is to the contrary. To date,
I've seen all of that feedback dismissed rather peremptorily  ---
and in some sense, just asserting "that is what we're doing" is
also just as dismissive.

I personally dont concur with that assertion.


Maciej Stachowiak writes:
 > 
 > On May 1, 2007, at 9:11 AM, T.V Raman wrote:
 > 
 > > Well said.
 > > In the IETF world, this is called "be lenient in what you
 > > consume, be strict in what you produce".
 > 
 > Good news: this is exactly the approach that Web Apps 1.0 takes. It  
 > has fairly strict conformance requirements for content and content  
 > producers (in some ways more strict than HTML4), and extremely  
 > lenient rules that content consumers such as browsers are required to  
 > implement. In fact, I was planning to cite Postel's Law myself in  
 > explaining the approach.
 > 
 > Regards,
 > Maciej
 > 
 > 

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