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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 11:20:23 +0200
Message-ID: <461F4B57.1040203@design-noir.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson schrieb:
> On Fri, 13 Apr 2007, Dão Gottwald wrote:
>> Ian Hickson schrieb:
>>>>> It would be much easier to do if you guys would simply say when you
>>>>> couldn't implement the spec as written.
>>>> I would love to implement the spec as written.  Give me versions to hang
>>>> proper implementation on over time--
>>> You misunderstand. I mean, if you implement the spec without 
>>> versioning and find something breaks the Web, then we should change 
>>> the spec.
>> That will only solve the problem partly. IE is much more broken when it 
>> comes to DOM and CSS; changing the HTML spec doesn't help in that 
>> context.
> Specs that aren't part of "HTML" aren't relevant to this working group, 
> and we shouldn't be adding versioning to our specs to solve problems in 
> those other specifications.

I absolutely agree, as I oppose version. It was Chris who wrote about 
compatibility as a whole, e.g. by referring to CSS examples.

Received on Friday, 13 April 2007 09:20:40 UTC

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