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[xhtml2] 95% XML-based browsers

From: <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 03:27:30 -0000
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
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This is a QA Review comment for "XHTML 2.0"
8th WD

About http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-xhtml2-20060726/introduction.html#backCompat

In section "1.1.2. Backwards compatibility", XHTML 2.0 Specification says:

	"However, thanks to XML and style sheets, such strict 
	element-wise backwards compatibility is no longer 
	necessary, since an XML-based browser, of which at the 
	time of writing means more than 95% of browsers in use, 
	can process new markup languages without having to be 
Can the WG backup this statement? with which data? If such a list exists at a certain date, give a link to this list with the assessment timestamp. If the "95% of browsers in use" can't be verified, it will be better to remove this assertion. Some people will argue about market penetration as well.

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
   QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
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