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Re: Note in HTML4 spec about html5?

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:38:17 -0400
Message-ID: <20120314113817.17683o32miwevrl5@wats.ca>
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Cc: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>, "Carr, Wayne" <wayne.carr@intel.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Jace Voracek <jacevoracek@me.com>, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Quoting Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>:

>
> More importantly, the HTML5 work is what is relevant to implementors.
>

While this may very well be the case, implementors are not the only  
audience/consumers of HTML, or of the HTML4 and XHTML1 Recommendations.

Not every web developer/author gets to implement the latest and  
greatest that HTML5 purports to offer: often they are held back by  
corporate policy (etc.) and are restricted to using only HTML4 and/or  
XHTML1 (which are finalized Recommendations). Often times these  
corporate restrictions are "enforced" by legal mandates (etc.),  
misguided as that may seem to some.

Not every web project is the next  
twitter/facebook/instagram/mailchimp/Oooh-shiny-new-distracting-and-edgy  
project.

They call them Standards for a reason.

JF
Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:38:52 UTC

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