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Re: Browser Version Vs. HTML version

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 14:55:32 -0500
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To: www-html@w3.org

Le 08 févr. 2005, à 03:20, David Dorward a écrit :
> On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 05:29:46AM +0000, Meharwade, Raghavendra wrote:
>
>> Do we have a chart which compares browser version and HTML version.
>
> There is no direct correspondence between browsers and versions of
> HTML. You will find that most browsers support most of HTML 4.01.

Well… I really don't want to play the devil advocate, but that is not 
true and unfortunately. HTML 4.01 is partially implemented on all 
browsers in the market even recent ones. To their credits, at the time 
of HTML 4.01, there was no public W3C test suite, and no serious 
implementation report table has been done.

For example, the element object is not implemented correctly on any 
browser I have tried so far and I say any, and believe me I would love 
to be proved wrong.

I'm waiting with impatience for the last call version of XHTML 2.0, 
because that would be the opportunity to define what has to be 
implemented and what is vague or not implementable uniformly. A bit to 
have to choose between functional and semantics only elements and how 
they should be implemented depending on the class of products (user 
agents, consumers, producers tools, validation tools, etc)



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