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Re: ISSUE-53: mediatypereg - suggest closing on 2009-09-03

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 01:02:40 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0909010101350.26930@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 31 Aug 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> >
> > It is pointless to provide semantics of elements (or other features) 
> > that are obsolete other than the semantics that form the element's (or 
> > the feature's) normative user-agent conformance criteria, since the 
> > only effect of such semantics is in deciding whether the element (or 
> > feature) is being used correctly, and obsolete elements (and features) 
> > can never be used correctly, since they are obsolete and must never be 
> > used at all.
> 
> That's fine with me. But in that case, the spec doesn't describe 
> previous versions sufficiently, and the media type registration should 
> continue to also reference previous specifications.

Again, I disagree with this premise. HTML5 describes the semantics of 
obsolete elements to the extent required for the media type registration 
to refer exclusively to HTML5.

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