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Re: ... other formats in HTML ... (offlist)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2007 16:39:06 +0100
To: "Dailey, David P." <david.dailey@sru.edu>, "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.t2nxrgs064w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Sat, 01 Dec 2007 16:25:45 +0100, Dailey, David P.  
<david.dailey@sru.edu> wrote:
> On Sat 12/1/2007 9:48 AM Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>
>> Our Design Principles require compatibiity with existing content, so
>> we can't remove existing functionality.
> It wasn't clear to me that our design principles "require" anything.
> Quoting from http://www.w3.org/TR/html-design-principles/
> 1. These design principles are an attempt to capture consensus on design  
> approach. They are pragmatic rules of thumb that must be balanced  
> against each other, not absolutes.
> and
> 2. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in  
> progress.

This stuff is also in the charter and it's pretty obvious by now what the  
constraints are for evolving HTML. Is it really necessary to make such  
e-mails? I think it would be better if you stated why you disagree with  
the constraint rather than starting a "flamewar" on whether or not the  
design principles require anything (I agree that they don't, they simply  
illustrate our constraints, and therefore it comes down to the same thing).


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
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