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Re: Complex Table Examples

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 07:02:01 +1000
Message-ID: <46477CC9.4020804@lachy.id.au>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> ...  For instance, support for IE's <t:video> or WebTV's 
>> <audioscope> elements probably won't be required because there's 
>> very little evidence (if any) to show that they're needed.
> 
> The difference here being that <t:video> and <audioscope> were not 
> part of the original HTML 4.1 spec, so it's not a case of removing 
> them from the spec in the first place (whereas that's the case with 
> id/headers).

Fair enough, here's some examples that are in HTML4 Strict, which are 
unlikely to be considered conforming for HTML5:

* <a charset="" shape="" coords="" rev="">
* <acronym> (currently in favour of <abbr> instead)
* <link rev="">
* <td char="" charoff="">
* <head profile="">
* etc.

None of those have any substantial evidence to support their addition to 
HTML5.

The headers attribute should still be considered an open issue and 
producing evidence to support it will go a long way to getting it added 
to the spec.

It's important to realise that the HTML5 did not start with HTML4 and 
then remove features.  It started with a clean slate and added features 
that had evidence to support them (usually), and will drop features that 
have insufficient support.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Sunday, 13 May 2007 21:02:17 GMT

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