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Re: [whatwg] Proposal in supporting the writing of "Arabizi"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 21:02:17 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sami Eljabali <seljabali@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1205102101240.9926@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org
On Thu, 10 May 2012, Sami Eljabali wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Thu, 10 May 2012, Sami Eljabali wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I don't understand. Everybody has an operating system. Why would 
> > > > putting things in the operating system limit availability? 
> > > > Operating systems and their GUIs are responsible for almost 
> > > > everything that a browser does, at one level or another.
> > >
> > > Good luck pushing Apple & Microsoft in implementing this. If we 
> > > create this as a tag then we'd push every OS vendor to support it.
> >
> > Why would Apple and Microsoft be any more likely to think it worth 
> > implementing in their browser than in their operating system?
>
> Because then they wouldn't be HMTL5 compliant vs not having a nifty 
> feature. How would you push this forward being adopted? I'm mostly 
> likely not thinking creatively enough.

Ah, I see the source of confusion.

We have no ability in this work to force browser vendors to implement 
something they don't want to support. So adding it to the spec does 
nothing if they don't want to implement it.

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