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H:TML Feedback (Re: H:TML draft for FPWD consideration)

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 16:30:51 -0500
Message-ID: <4B67480B.6000906@digitalbazaar.com>
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
CC: public-html@w3.org
Some more feedback on the H:TML document:

One of our devs was wondering how he could use these new elements
without a clear recommended fallback plan for many of them that could
potentially mess up the page layout. So, for example, how does one do
proper fallback for PROGRESS, VIDEO or METER. It may take years for
browsers that don't support these elements to stop being supported, and
most developers will create fallback code for the older browsers.

Having to come up with workarounds would be fine, because that is what
he is used to doing on a weekly basis with cross-browser issues, but it
would be nice if the fallback plan for each element was explained
clearly to web developers (and browser manufacturers).

He also said that he has no idea how to use the RUBY element, or what a
"ruby annotation" was, nor how to use it correctly by looking at the
H:TML document.

-- manu

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