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Re: [cssom-view] small update

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 23:04:16 +0200
To: "Mike Wilson" <mikewse@hotmail.com>, "'Www-style'" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t9zbhebu64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 22:56:02 +0200, Mike Wilson <mikewse@hotmail.com>  
> I would say that HTML5 is different for two reasons:
> - Its predecessors are well defined in previous specs so the reverse-
>   engineering step isn't needed (at large that is).

That's not true.

> - It will be subject to DOCTYPE switching so its incompatible changes
>   will not break old content. [Then again, what everybody is thinking
>   may be that CSSOM should also be subject to DOCTYPE switching,
>   although the spec hints that the described algorithms should be used
>   for all modes. I would definitely think that IE will need to DOCTYPE
>   switch and probably only use CSSOM rules in their new standards mode.]

This is also not true.

> Also, there actually is a report describing the changes between HTML4
> and HTML5 http://www.w3.org/TR/html5-diff/ as you probably know, being
> the editor of it.

That's a very high level document and doesn't describe changes in detail.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 21 April 2008 21:04:38 UTC

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