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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 08:26:02 +0100
Message-Id: <6D218771-2733-4FC4-A1B5-251152616C94@gmail.com>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

Groundhog day?

On 2 May 2007, at 10:28, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

>
> 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.)
>
>
> -- 
> Anne van Kesteren
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> <http://www.opera.com/>
>
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