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Re: HDP: Revised "Support Existing Content" Principle

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 12:50:39 +0300
Message-Id: <5B9244EE-4105-4298-9D45-D9C98139FC1C@iki.fi>
To: public-html@w3.org

On Sep 22, 2007, at 04:20, Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
> Might not "Aim to be backwards compatible" ("as
> in "HTML5 aims to be as backwards compatible with HTML 4 as  
> possible") be a
> more descriptive name for this principle?

I'm not sure if you meant the example sentence to reflect an actual  
design principle intent but:

HTML5 does *not* aim to be backwards compatible with HTML 4 (as HTML  
4 is specified). The aim to make HTML5 UAs compatible with existing  
Web content and to make conforming HTML5 documents degrade with some  
grace in notable existing browsers.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Saturday, 22 September 2007 09:50:57 UTC

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