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Re: Re-registration of text/html

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 15:42:32 +0200
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <996D6DF4-C90E-4CAB-9B00-E2050491D578@iki.fi>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
On Feb 24, 2010, at 15:34, Julian Reschke wrote:

>>  4) Should pre-existing valid HTML4 continue to be appropriate for serving as text/html? (Whatever we say, it'll continue to be so served.)
> 
> Yes.

>> What concrete badness do you expect to ensue if this "problem" remains?
>> 
>> Do you believe in ever obsoleting specs? Does your concern about HTML4 extend to HTML 2.0? If not, why not?
> 
> I do believe in that, but it needs to be done carefully -- for instance, by only removing things that have been deprecated before, and by adding alternatives when something gets deprecated.

What about the concrete badness question?

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