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Re: Exploring new vocabularies for HTML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 01:05:39 +0000 (UTC)
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, www-math@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0804010104230.28180@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008, Doug Schepers wrote:
> 
> Why not a conditional requirement along the lines of, "If a UA is allow 
> interactivity and access to the source of a document, it must provide 
> access to a full DOM serialization of the document, and may provide 
> access to the raw document (pre-parsing)."  Not suggesting that actual 
> wording, of course, just the general intent.

Because, as much as we would like to require UI, it isn't strictly 
required for interoperability, and thus it is not our position to require 
it. We can encourage, but that's as far as we can go when it comes to 
things that aren't strictly required for interoperability.

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