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scripting as fallback (was: Re: New elements vs. Trident)

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 14:49:43 -0400
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560709181149t77366e10tc4b8451c0d313218@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

Robert Burns wrote
(http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Sep/0398.html)

> Asking authors who may have no need to use
> scripting to use scripting to implement HTML5
> will be a recipe for disaster.

Generally, yes.  But it could work if the workarounds are provided by
w3c.org.  If all they have to do is add

<script src="http://www.w3c.org/html/html5woraround.js">

to the header, that might be OK.

> I think its less of a problem to ask authors who
> are  already scripting to fork their scripts for
> different UAs to make use of HTML5.

The end result of that path is that the non-MSIE scripts aren't
actually maintained, so that Safari and Opera (and sometimes even
Firefox) are worse off than before; they can't even do client-side
fixups.

-jJ
Received on Tuesday, 18 September 2007 18:49:48 GMT

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