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Re: Things in HTML that I disagree with (Was: evidence of harm)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 22:13:50 +0000 (UTC)
To: Rob Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906252208580.16244@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 25 Jun 2009, Rob Sayre wrote:
> On 6/25/09 1:32 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > > I could be wrong in both regards, though. The HTML5 specification could
> > > contain sections to which Ian strongly disagrees
> > 
> > This is indeed the case. I tend not to make much noise about those 
> > sections because once an argument has been presented explaining 
> > through reason or based on research why I am wrong, I move on.
> 
> If you are wrong, why do you disagree? For aesthetic reasons or 
> something?

Aesthetic reasons, different priorities (e.g. whether migration to and 
from XML is desireable), opinions based on circumstancial evidence that 
that don't have as much evidence as other things (e.g. guesses as to the 
psychological effect on authors of including certain features), etc. I 
always defer to the argument that is based on the strongest reasoning or 
research; sometimes, that just doesn't happen to match what I would like, 
because I can't argue my case as convincingly as other cases.

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