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

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 07:12:27 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0809230512h691a0f0fm31a83f4a71d018ec@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Leif Halvard Silli" <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: "Andrew Sidwell" <w3c@andrewsidwell.co.uk>, "Justin James" <j_james@mindspring.com>, public-html@w3.org

Leif wrote:

> Ian a short while ago said: "It makes no sense for the spec to advise
> someone to not conform  to the specification." [1] Likewise it makes
> no sense advice to code according HTML 4, if HTML 4 is supposed to be
> interpreted as HTML 5.
>
> With HTML 5, it is proposed that the message becomes: There are
> certain things of the past that UAs may forget. Thus HTML 5 actually
> is locking things out of the Web. Actively so.

Good point.

Another example @profile:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Jul/0571.html

The editor's atance (drop the attribute):
http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2008-May/014692.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008May/0102.html

Among Dan's conclusions:

- "use the head/@profile attribute anyway, despite what the HTML 5 spec says."
http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/08/the_details_of_data_in_documen.html

Best Regards,
Laura
Received on Tuesday, 23 September 2008 12:13:08 UTC

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