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Re: simple shorthand syntax proposal

From: Alexey Feldgendler <alexeyf@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 20:23:02 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
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On Thu, 05 Feb 2009 15:32:16 +0100, HÃ¥kon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>  

> And to summarize that discussion: some people think the proposal goes
> against the requirement for backwards compatibility, other think it's
> too late to introduce it, and some think the syntax is so compelling
> that the costs could be worth it.
> I'm in the last category, but -- after reading the discussion -- it
> seems that consensus will be out of reach for now. Let's keep it in
> mind for HTML6.

When time comes to develop HTML6, exactly the same argument will be valid,  
and exactly the same considerations would lead to it being kept in mind  
for HTML7. Therefore, the only two reasonable choices are now or never.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexeyf@opera.com>
Software Developer, Desktop Platform/Delivery Team, Opera Software ASA
[ICQ: 115226275] http://my.opera.com/feldgendler/
Received on Thursday, 5 February 2009 19:23:50 UTC

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