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Re: Re-registration of text/html

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:51:32 +0100
Message-ID: <4B852EE4.7020204@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTMLwg <public-html@w3.org>
On 24.02.2010 14:42, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> 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?

I don't think any concrete badness would happen, except that people 
continuing to serve valid-HTML4-but-invalid-HTML5 would be in violation 
of the applicable specs.

On the other hand, what concrete badness would ensue if we decide to 
allow HTML 4.01 as well?

Speaking of which: do you have a proposal about *when* the transition to 
the new media registration should occur? Upon publication of the 
Candidate Recommendation?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 13:52:13 UTC

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