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[whatwg] [html5] tags, elements and generated DOM

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 12:58:35 +0200
Message-ID: <4253C0DB.2010808@annevankesteren.nl>
Jim Ley wrote:
> This is clearly an example of how existing browsers are 
> non-conformant,

Doing otherwise would result in a lot of broken pagges and probably less
market share for the browser.


> and simply making it conformant just blesses browsers in the future
> to continue violating specs safe in the knowledge that the spec will
> get changed to suit them, rather than the reverse.

I don't think that is true. Although specifications will evolve when 
they get feedback that particular sections just don't work.


> Exactly what's happened with CSS, do we really want to do it with
> HTML too?

I guess. As we can't really change the behavior of HTML anymore on
todays web. We can standardize it though so that the results you get are 
not "huh",  but explainable.


-- 
  Anne van Kesteren
  <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
Received on Wednesday, 6 April 2005 03:58:35 UTC

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