Re: List of changes in Nov.7 draft from Sept. 17 version (fwd)

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Sat, 15 Nov 1997 13:37:49 -0500


Message-Id: <199711151849.NAA04726@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: Steve Cheng <elmert@ipoline.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 13:37:49 -0500
CC: www-html@w3.org
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.3.96.971113205059.266B-100000@elmert>
Subject: Re: List of changes in Nov.7 draft from Sept. 17 version (fwd)

On 13 Nov 97, Steve Cheng <elmert@ipoline.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Nov 1997, MegaZone wrote:
> 
> > >IE 4.0 supports the elements INS and DEL. Why not use them in the next draft
> > >or PR so that all changes can be easily spotted?
> > 
> > Because it would confuse people not using IE4 - ie, the majority.
> 
> In other words, backward-compatibility is sorely lacking in these two
> elements, ensuring that they will not be used until a long time later.

Those two elements are limited in their usefulness. If many changes are 
made to a document, INS and DEL become very messy.

Rob