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Re: Semicolon after entities

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 21:42:28 +0100
Message-Id: <C146065D-5B6A-4577-B0FD-D49335F024A9@googlemail.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
To: tina@greytower.net


On 30 Apr 2007, at 18:05, Tina Holmboe wrote:

>
> On  1 May, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>
>
>>>   A common set of /bugs/ with which new standards/browsers should be
>>>   compliant? Did I understand you correctly?
>>
>> I meant to say that we need to define the set of features that are
>> essential for remaining compatible with the content on the web, which
>> is determined by doing research into what browsers do and studying
>> the content that exists on the web today.
>
>   In other words the WG is to study, and document, both good and bad
>   practices of browsers and authors today, and tailor the  
> specification
>   to allow them?
>
>   It is difficult to conclude otherwise, since you yourself admit that
>   most of what IS out there is "extremely broken HTML". The idea,  
> then,
>   become that the WG will simply make the bad the good and that's  
> that?
>
>   Much markup on the web today /is/ poor. We /do not/ fix that by
>   redefining reality to make it /good/.

What use is a specification if nobody can actually use it in the real  
world?


- Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Monday, 30 April 2007 20:42:34 GMT

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