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Re: Removing XHTML saving from ReSpec?

From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:35:00 +0100
Message-ID: <512B84A4.7020803@w3.org>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: shane@aptest.com, Shane McCarron <ahby@aptest.com>, Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>, "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
On 25/02/2013 16:29 , Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2013-02-25 16:24, Shane McCarron wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 9:12 AM, Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org> wrote:
>>>> I guess HTML4+RDFa might be. I will start lobbying for that now.
>>>
>>> I'll lobby for HTML5+RDFa, no point in downgrading perfectly fine
>>> markup!
>>
>> The problem with it is that, while it may work in modern user agents,
>> it does not in legacy user agents.  And it does not in screen readers.
>>   And lots of other technology out there that we just don't encounter
>> every day.  The constituency of the W3C is broader than people who run
>> the latest version of Chrome.
>
> It probably would be helpful if you gave a concrete example of a tool
> that won't be able to properly display the text.

Indeed, if this is true that's a serious bug in either HTML5, RDFa, or 
both. Concerned spec writers need to know!

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Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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