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Re: Cleaning House

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2007 22:34:13 +0100
Message-ID: <463903D5.9010602@splintered.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

>> 1.  How long do we need to continue to support deprecated tags?
> Probably forever. At least, I don't think the content using them will 
> disappear entirely from the web any time soon, if ever.

But the content using them is written in older (<5) versions of HTML, so 
why is that relevant (unless you want 100% backwards compatibility, in 
which case you should also reintroduce things that have already been 
dropped, like TT, BIG, STRIKE, S and U). Treat them as unrecognised 
elements, rather than ratifying their use for yet another standards round...

Patrick H. Lauke
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