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Re: ISSUE-4: Versioning, namespace URIs and MIME types

From: Rob Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 18:26:16 -0500
Message-ID: <499B4798.5030406@mozilla.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 2/17/09 6:04 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Feb 2009, Rob Sayre wrote:
>> On 2/17/09 5:47 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> Keeping legacy compatibility is pretty much the number one requirement and
>>> design principle underpinning the HTML5 work. I don't think it's tradable.
>> Several parts of HTML5 are incompatible with the current behavior of IE
>> and Firefox. It seems to me that legacy compatibility has been traded,
>> sometimes.
> If there are things in HTML5 that are incompatible with legacy content,
> please tell me, because that's a bug and should be fixed. As far as I'm
> aware, the only cases where HTML5 isn't compatible with legacy browsers is
> when the legacy content doesn't rely on the specific feature in question,
> or when there is content that relies on contradictory behavior, or when
> there is a security bug in the legacy behavior

Looks like we agree.

- Rob
Received on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 23:26:59 UTC

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