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Re: Proposal for the deprecation of <blockquote>

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@hsivonen.fi>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:19:30 +0300
Message-ID: <CANXqsRLM_AXmK6WoHw-QCDr8XspDptEFzsFKcGDbcF7y+dchkg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Heydon Pickering <heydon@heydonworks.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM, Heydon Pickering
<heydon@heydonworks.com> wrote:
>>They don't need to. Semantics on that level of detail don't matter. If
> semantics of that level of detail fall in the forest, no one is there
> to hear it.
>
> Perhaps you could explain, in this case, why so many discussions have taken
> place on the subject for such a long time

Because the thinking of the semantics for the sake of semantics (as in
more semantics the better, since semantics are good) as opposed to
thinking of semantics as a way of getting someone else's receiving
software to exhibit some commonly useful behavior is a common trap for
people to fall into.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@hsivonen.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Monday, 19 August 2013 07:20:02 UTC

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