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RE: Version information

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 16:59:37 -0700
To: Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5C276AFCCD083E4F94BD5C2DA883F05A27D6D619C8@tk5-exmlt-w600.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
Thank you.  That's a much more succinct way of saying what I've been trying to say.

From: Elliott Sprehn [mailto:esprehn@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2007 4:32 PM
To: Ian Hickson
Cc: Chris Wilson; Anne van Kesteren; L. David Baron; public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Version information

This does not follow.

In hundreds/thousands of years how will they know which version of HTML they need to implement to view today's content?

This is definitely a benefit of version information within the markup. In the future when someone comes across a document with HTML they know exactly which specification they need to implement.

- Elliott Sprehn

On Apr 6, 2007, at 4:28 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

Second, to enable people in hundreds or thousands of years to write

browsers and view today's content, even when there are no computers

capable of running today's browsers. If we don't do this, we are basically

throwing away our entire heritage, making it impossible for archeologists

of the future to learn about our culture.
Received on Friday, 6 April 2007 23:59:44 UTC

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