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[Bug 12165] The requirement on the plaintext element conflicts with its old definition and usage. It is better to avoid requiring any support than to require support that breaks legacy usage. The plaintext element should be regarded as undefined in HTML5.

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Date: Thu, 05 May 2011 22:45:07 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12165

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #5 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-05-05 22:45:06 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: see diff below
Rationale: The original comment seems incorrect to me; the requirements in the
spec for <plaintext> do not contradict legacy.

I've tried to clarify all this though.

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