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

From: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 22:56:03 -0400
To: "'Dan Connolly'" <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <037b01c91d27$ead3f820$c07be860$@com>

Dan -

Yes, that answers it. I still am not 100% happy with the situation, but I
agree after considering what others have said, that this is definitely the
lesser of all of the evils. :(

J.Ja

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Connolly [mailto:connolly@w3.org]
> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 4:54 PM
> To: Justin James
> Cc: public-html@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Is "breaking the Web" with HTML 5 a non issue?
> 
> 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
> 
> --
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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