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RE: A suggestion from the public

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 09:58:48 +0000
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
Cc: "'Tab Atkins Jr.'" <jackalmage@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1256637528.25705.30.camel@ophelia2.g5n.co.uk>
On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 00:00 -0400, Justin James wrote:

> I really think that answer completely ignores the fundamental issue
> that these folks have. To make it clear, they are extremely angry that
> the *current* HTML efforts ignore this kind of work. They want a way
> to do things in a valid, conforming, and "approved" fashion in a
> current standard, that does not require all sorts of hoops to jump
> through.

Then this is perhaps an issue they should have raise while it was still
being decided in the mid-1990s. Presentational HTML was deprecated by
the HTML 4.0 recommendation, finalised over 11.5 years ago.

HTML 3.2, HTML 4.0 Transitional, HTML 4.01 Transitional and XHTML 1.0
Transitional all include support for presentational elements and
attributes, and will continue to work as expected for the foreseeable

If these people of whom you speak want to continue to follow their
current practices, and are not interested in changing their style of
markup, why would they want to learn a whole new version of HTML (HTML5)

Toby A Inkster
Received on Tuesday, 27 October 2009 09:59:33 UTC

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