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Re: name and id

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 08:00:19 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200302020800.h1280Jr00402@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> First (a). I was given to understand that this was a place to discuss
> technical aspects of HTML. XHTML (including in its 1.1 form) is designed to

It's about technical aspects of the *specification*, like:
- reporting ambiguities (when believed unintentional) and errors;
- suggesting and discussing enhancements;
- (marginal, as W3C is a closed organisation) attempting to find the
  reason for decisions.

It's explicitly not about "how to questions" or about the behaviour of
individual browsers - I'm fairly sure both are explicitly excluded in the
charter, I certainly remember a warning about them somewhere fairly 

> ensure these documents work in old browser like NN4, but I wanted to make
> them as accessible as possible to all (which is presumably the goal of all
> web authors, I would hope).

[OT] you should ensure that the scripting effectively turns off in
NS4 (more precisely, in any browser that doesn't support the required
language and object model features as determined by probing for them);
accessibility requires that the page work without scripting, so this
should cause no great hardship.  Generally pure HTML is very backwards
compatible, it's only when one starts scripting it, or using more advanced
style sheet features that backwards compatibility breaks.
Received on Sunday, 2 February 2003 03:00:23 UTC

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