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Re: HTML5 vs HTML6

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 11:28:00 -0700
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
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Brad Fults <bfults@gmail.com<mailto:bfults@gmail.com?Subject=Re%3A%20HTML5%20vs%20HTML6&In-Reply-To=%253C1959130b0704031958p32aff786v371522df4a7be940%40mail.gmail.com%253E&References=%253C1959130b0704031958p32aff786v371522df4a7be940%40mail.gmail.com%253E>> wrote:

>That's actually an interesting question if one of the principles that

>is going to be adhered to is lack of version syntax [1]. Should the

>language specification itself have a version?


>Could it just end up being "HTML"? Are other acronyms precluded by the

>group charter?


>[1] - http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ProposedDesignPrinciples#head-4a3dff6ff01c60eb72d8fa8ee1d0c2540e40ff8c

I disagree with that proposed design principle.  Fundamentally, if you add features you are creating a new version.  Firefox 5.0 would implement a different "HTML" than Firefox 7.0.  It would be a mistake not to capture that in version identification.

I do STRONGLY agree with the design principle of additive behavior, and "don't break the web".
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