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Re: Issues of @summary and use of data for "decisions"

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 13:14:40 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0906231114nd898269je3053df3951c91e1@mail.gmail.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Sam wrote:

> "why do we need @summary as opposed to
> something else or even nothing at all"

Could break existing content that uses the summary attribute unless
summary attribute and summary (or equivalent) element were synonymous.
For backwards compatibility UAs could accept either @summary or
<summary> (or equivalent) element, while the spec could encourage the
use of the element in place of the attribute.

Best Regards,
Laura
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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 18:15:21 UTC

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