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Re: block-based parsing?

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 15:02:30 +0100
Message-ID: <4326DBF6.8080800@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: orion.adrian@gmail.com
CC: www-style@w3.org



Orion Adrian wrote:

 > It's been suggested many times; it's been rejected many times.
 >
 > To sum up the reasoning:
 >
 > Browsers can't be trusted to accurately say what features they do and
 > don't support. So they may say they support a feature and go ahead
 > with the properties in the block, but it won't in reality support it
 > and you'll end up with a mess.
 >
 > That about cover it everybody?

Maybe, but it's a pretty weak reason for rejecting what appears to
me to be an excellent and constructive suggestion.  If a browser
lies about its abilities, then who cares whether the document
renders as intended in that browser ?  Surely what matters is
that the document renders as intended /in a browser that doesn't
tell lies/ ?  My two yuans-worth.

Philip Taylor
Received on Tuesday, 13 September 2005 14:07:54 GMT

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