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Re: Design Principles

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 03:40:06 +0000 (UTC)
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0905260339220.7824@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 26 May 2009, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> > 
> > It's certainly true that some people aren't ignoring HTML4, but IMHO 
> > arguments that invoke HTML4 as a reason for doing something in HTML5 
> > have close to no weight.
> > 
> > [...] The "real world", i.e. deployed implementations, implementation 
> > experience, legacy content, etc -- as described by the design 
> > principles in fact -- are orders of magnitude more important than 
> > anything else.
> 
> Here is a quote about the "real world":
> 
>    "HTML 4 is also in direct competition with proprietary technologies,
>    and itís winning, hands-down." [1]
> 
> Probably of close to zero value.

Yes, as an argument for keeping or not keeping a feature in HTML5, that's 
a completely worthless argument.

(In fact it's not an argument at all.)

I really don't understand what you are trying to say here.


> [1] http://www.webstandards.org/2009/05/13/interview-with-ian-hickson-editor-of-the-html-5-specification/ 

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