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Re: Browser implementations, prior to rec, used for justification

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 13:54:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4B433690.1030109@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: "Michael A.Puls II" <shadow2531@gmail.com>, "Scheppe, Kai-Dietrich" <k.scheppe@telekom.de>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> ...
> The "held back" and "turning off the brain" rhetoric doesn't change the situation that authors would face.
> 
> The fact of the matter is that a browser with a relatively high market share buffers more with autobuffer='off' or autobuffer='false' than when the attribute is absent. Thus, changing the spec to say that autobuffer='off' must not autobuffer, would not give authors the ability to turn buffering off, since specifying the attribute would have the effect of buffering more--not less--as long as the browser release in question has an installed base.
> 
> It's one thing to refine a feature slightly but in the same general direction. It's quite another to mint syntax that has the exact opposite effect from what is desired in deployed software.
> ...

If Firefox was updated to understand the new syntax in a dot release for 
3.6, this doesn't appear to be a big problem...

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 5 January 2010 12:55:19 GMT

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