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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Andrew Sidwell <takkaria@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 22:32:04 +0100
Message-ID: <4637B1D4.8050804@gmail.com>
To: "T.V Raman" <raman@google.com>
CC: mjs@apple.com, public-html@w3.org

T.V Raman wrote:
> 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
>
> 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.

AFAICT, WA1 defines lenient error handling and strict conformance
criteria.  Could you specify where this is not the case?  I get the
feeling I must be misunderstanding you.

Andrew Sidwell
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 21:32:04 UTC

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