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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Arthur Jennings <arthur.jennings@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 14:45:15 -0700
Message-ID: <57580290704161445x7ef8e3bbg622bb400f084273d@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org
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From: Arthur Jennings <arthur.jennings@gmail.com>
Date: Apr 16, 2007 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: Versioning and html[5]
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>

On 4/16/07, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com> wrote:
> We have to ship at roughly a given date.  It's possible we don't find a
> bug or spec mis-compliance until late in the cycle, at the point where the
> bar for changes to the release is extremely high.  It's possible, as I said
> before, that the spec just doesn't state COMPLETELY what the implementation
> must do, in all possible combinations with other features.
> And then, of course, once we've shipped and been out there in the market
> for a year, how many hundreds/thousands/millions of users will be affected
> when we change it?

I understand why that's a problem, Chris, but I don't understand how having
a "this page is HTML 5" flag is going to solve that problem.

Are you saying you won't be able to fix your HTML 5 bugs until HTML 6 comes
along with *its* own flag?

Arthur Jennings

Arthur Jennings
Received on Monday, 16 April 2007 21:45:27 UTC

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