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Re: some conformance questions

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 01:32:57 -0700 (PDT)
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Message-ID: <1728520976.487597.1276849977209.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
"Daniel Glazman" <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:

> Le 18/06/10 04:05, Boris Zbarsky a écrit :
> > On 6/17/10 8:15 PM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> >> Firefox currently returns
> >>
> >> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01
> >>
> Transitional//EN"><html><head><title></title></head><body></body></html>
> >
> > Where by "currently" we mean "shipping Firefox". Development builds
> have
> > about:blank be the empty HTML document. See
> > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=514412
> 
> Wow... Who said backwards-compatibility about HTML5? The current
> behaviour of mozilla's about:blank is ages old.
> 
> This is going to drastically impact some big web sites on one hand

about:blank in IE8 doesn't have a doctype (but has an empty title element, though). about:blank in Safari has neither a doctype nor a title element. If this were a drastic problem for big sites, I expect Safari would already have run into the problem.

> and
> more importantly mozilla add-ons all relying on the current
> about:blank containing a minimal HTML document.

I disagree about "more importantly" when it comes to developing a Web spec to be implemented by multiple vendors.

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Henri Sivonen
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