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Re: HTML 5 Authoring Guidelines Proposal

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 15:27:23 +0100
Message-ID: <4746E34B.1050308@lachy.id.au>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> ...
>> e.g. When describing the script element, I'll explain the use of 
>> ... HTML comments intended to hide scripts from older browsers,
>>
>> http://lachy.id.au/log/2005/05/script-comments
>> ...
> 
> Does it really make sense to still promote that? Back then (2,5 years 
> ago) you wrote:
> 
> "It should be noted that there are no user agents in use today that 
> don’t support the script element (regardless of whether they support the 
> actual script or not),  so using this technique on the web today seems
> rather superfluous. Yet it’s interesting to note that so many sites 
> still make use of this old technique that was designed for accessibility 
> reasons, despite the fact that so many of these sites choke in many 
> other ways in browsers with scripts disabled or unsupported."
> 
> ...so it seems to me that it's really only relevant as historic 
> information, and wouldn't belong into HTML5 related material...

Exactly.  I meant that I would explain it as something that should not 
be done, since I consider it bad practice these days.  However, you're 
probably right.  Maybe it's better to just talk about what authors 
should do rather than what they shouldn't do in this case.  I can always 
include that article as a reference for further reading.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
http://lachy.id.au/
http://www.opera.com/
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