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Re: View Source

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:09:20 +0000
Message-ID: <49C0AC30.6060801@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-svg@w3.org
CC: public-html@w3.org
Justin James wrote:

> 
> The HTML spec is NOT a "web browser" spec. Indeed, the reason why the

That was the historical, W3C, position, but it is not that of HTML5, or 
vendor efforts in other areas, such as CSS.  It's why there is a big 
tension between people who believe they are following the traditional 
spirit of HTML and the vendors.

> Web has evolved as quickly as it has, is precisely because browsers
> are free to innovate and invent above and beyond how they handle HTML
> (or course, many of us wish they would stop "innovating" and
> "inventing" when it comes to how they handle HTML, but that's another
> story...).

The prime design guideline for modern CSS and HTML5 is that authors 
should be able to rely on pages looking and behaving the same on all 
browser, without having carefully designed them to achieve that, but 
simply having tested the presentation and behaviour on one browser.


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