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

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:26:12 -0400
Message-ID: <48D7E344.5070000@mit.edu>
To: Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Sam Kuper wrote:
> Alternatively, if DOCTYPE was dropped altogether, what problems would 
> that cause for HTML5 or for backwards compatibility?

HTML5 content would render in quirks mode in existing UAs, which would 
make deployment of such content very difficult, as well as meaning that 
HTML5 pages didn't get the benefit of various standards improvements in 
some browsers.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 22 September 2008 18:26:59 UTC

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