W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org > October 2001

XHTML 2 and legacy Re: HTML friendly links to metainformation

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 11:26:19 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0110211125150.27206-100000@tux.w3.org>
There is a difference between "backwards compatibility is not a requirement"
and "backwards compatibility is not an issue". As I understand it the HTML
group are not planning to break any backwards compatibility without a good
reason to do so.


On Sat, 20 Oct 2001, Jim Ley wrote:

  Al Gilman:
  > Of course, HTML WG are saying that XHTML 2.0 doesn't have to be
  > legacy-safe, but I am still concerned to come up with usages that are.

  I think in WAI terms, we do have to be legacy safe unless there's some
  incredibly powerful reason, anything that breaks current access technology
  is dangerous.


Charles McCathieNevile    http://www.w3.org/People/Charles  phone: +61 409 134 136
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative     http://www.w3.org/WAI    fax: +1 617 258 5999
Location: 21 Mitchell street FOOTSCRAY Vic 3011, Australia
(or W3C INRIA, Route des Lucioles, BP 93, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France)
Received on Sunday, 21 October 2001 11:26:19 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:01:33 UTC