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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?

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 13:43:16 UTC

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