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Re: [WSG] HTML 5 and XHTML 2 combined

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 14:55:33 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e20901201155r2a1fcd8cxcf5094b74cb90ed@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Brett Patterson" <inspiron.pattersonb@gmail.com>
Cc: "HTML Working Group Discussion Mailing-List" <www-html@w3.org>

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:38 PM, Brett Patterson
<inspiron.pattersonb@gmail.com> wrote:
> And that's my point:
>
>> The best specs are those that take everyone's needs into account: users,
>> developers, designers and browser vendors.
>
> Why are the vendors the ones who are considered most important? It is not
> JUST up to them, is it?

It's obviously up to vendors what they include in their own product,
and a useful standard will not pretend to dictate things that it knows
won't happen.  What would be the point of speccing things that the
major browsers aren't willing to implement?  Nobody will be able to
actually use the spec due to lack of support, so what purpose does it
serve?
Received on Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:25:20 GMT

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