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Re: HTML5 script start tag should select appropriate content model according to src

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 12:45:24 -0400
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560705010945r3bfb4fb0oa987047c35094e38@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Philip & Le Khanh" <Philip-and-LeKhanh@royal-tunbridge-wells.org>
Cc: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, tina@greytower.net, "David Woolley" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, www-html@w3.org

On 4/29/07, Philip & Le Khanh
<Philip-and-LeKhanh@royal-tunbridge-wells.org> wrote:
> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>   > HTML has a remarkable large author base that extends beyond markup
> purists.

> True, for HTML $n, n <= 4.01$; false (and meaningless) for HTML $m, m >
> 4.01$.
> Since we are discussing HTML $m, m >= 4.01$, we need not be concerned about
> current practice; all that matters is what the practice /should/ be,
> informed
> by the best available received wisdom.

Yes and No. XHTML2 worked for purity.  When do you expect it will be
widely adopted?

If version 5.0 requires too many changes from existing practice all at
once, then either it will never be adopted, or (more likely), people
will claim to write HTML 5, but continue writing tag soup, and
browsers will continue to accomodate them, because readers don't care
about purity.

If version 5.0 cleans up the worst of the mess, in places that are
already incompatible, and the browsers agree (as a cartel) not to
support those types of brokenness, then at least the problem stops
getting worse.

-jJ
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 16:45:28 GMT

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