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

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:54:11 -0500
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1222116851.6800.836.camel@pav.lan>

On Mon, 2008-09-22 at 11:21 -0400, 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."
> 
> Am I wrong in this? If not, why are we so concerned about "breaking the
> Web"?


Does the explanation in the design principles document
provide a satisfactory answer?

2.1. Support Existing Content
http://www.w3.org/TR/html-design-principles/#support-existing-content

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