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Re: table headers - clear description of problem

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 10:26:46 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0808261024390.7044@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 26 Aug 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Tue, 26 Aug 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > > Well, HTML5 drops a feature of HTML4. *Somebody* decided to do so.
> > 
> > HTML5 started from a clean slate. Nothing was dropped.
> 
> Somebody decided not to include it.

In this particular case, yes; but not in the general case. There are other 
features, e.g. summary="", that aren't in HTML5 but for which the decision 
to include them (or not) has not yet been made.

But again, that's irrelevant here, since that wasn't the decision that I 
was talking about.

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