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Re: [XHTML 2] 24.2 Referenced objects not yet defined (PR#7752)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 14:56:58 +0100
To: "Shane McCarron" <xhtml2-issues@hades.mn.aptest.com>, www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.s4wzo8ap64w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>

On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 16:54:57 +0100, Laurens Holst  
<lholst@students.cs.uu.nl> wrote:
> This does not have to be done now however - I think it is better when  
> done based on browser implementation experience, you’ll then get more  
> real-world feedback on how invalid things are most easily handled.

This would imply implementing said specification twice. One time without  
testcases based on best guesses and one time based on reverse engineering  
the market leader which probably has not implemented the optimal solution  
(see past experiences). This not an option.

There are two reasons for that. (1) Implementing a specification two times  
takes two much time. (2) Given past experiences we want to be sure this  
time error handling is defined. (3) Given past experiences error handling  
of the market leader is not always optimal or implementable, even.  
(Consider the broken DOM model (conformant in some way per the DOM)  
Internet Explorer implemented for HTML (basically, it was a non-tree  

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 13 February 2006 13:57:07 UTC

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