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Re: Is "breaking the Web" with HTML 5 a non issue?

From: Andrew Sidwell <w3c@andrewsidwell.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:33:34 +0100
Message-ID: <48D7BACE.3030309@andrewsidwell.co.uk>
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Justin James wrote:
> I was reading over the discussion around the <applet> element, and I asked
> myself, "what difference does it make if we break the applet tag? After all,
> a page has to be deliberately changed in order to claim that it is HTML 5
> (via DOCTYPE), so it is not like we are actually breaking any existing
> content."

HTML 5 user-agents will handle all text/html content as HTML 5 says, 
regardless of whether it's marked as such or not.  As a result, breaking 
existing content is a massive concern.

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