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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 11:28:39 +0200
To: "Gareth Hay" <gazhay@gmail.com>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tro0l1qc64w2qv@id-c0020>

On Wed, 02 May 2007 11:03:27 +0200, Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com> wrote:
> it doesn't ignore it - these sytems will *not* overnight suddenly  
> declare themselves to be sending html5 compliant code.
> I don't agree that using content from differing sources is like black  
> magic, and the problems that you mention originate from the poor error  
> handling of previous versions of html anyway.

Why do you believe that a new version will magically overcome all the  
engineering problems? Implementations of HTML5 will still have bugs, both  
browsers and content. I think there's far more evidence that an  
incremental evolvement of HTML will be successful (it's already happening,  
it works for CSS, SVG, etc.) than that major breakage will work (XHTML2).

In fact, I thought the HTML WG was about incremental evolution of HTML as  
opposed to breaking backwards compatibility for no good reason. (This is  
certainly true for the WHATWG, which is way some of your comments there  
may have been dismissed.)


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Anne van Kesteren
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