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Re: simple shorthand syntax proposal

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 23:57:30 +0100
Message-ID: <18827.28378.575632.930637@opera.com>
To: "Alexey Feldgendler" <alexeyf@opera.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Also sprach Alexey Feldgendler:

 > > 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.

If so, I'd vote "now". I think the cost is managable, at least if we
expect html to be edited by hand for the next 100 years or so.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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