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Re: A Compromise to the Versioning Debate

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 14:25:12 +0200
Message-ID: <462A02A8.9000600@design-noir.de>
To: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
CC: Christian Schmidt <w3.org@chsc.dk>, HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>

Matthew Raymond schrieb:
> Christian Schmidt wrote:
>> Matthew Raymond wrote:
>>> | <html bugmode="IE7"> [...] </html>
>> The attribute (or however it is specified) should probably allow a list 
>> of products, in case some other existing or future browser vendor 
>> chooses to support versioning, i.e.
>> | <html bugmode="IE7 Acme3 FooBrowser7"> [...] </html>
>    I agree about having space-separated strings to allow bug modes for
> multiple vendors.

I don't. We want user agents to be interoperable. It's unlikely that IEx 
will support the FooBrowser7 bugmode, for example.

> While HTML versions and
> browser versions can't necessarily be synchronous, browsers can't really
> support future versions of HTML.

That's one reason for making HTML forward compatible and future versions 
of HTML backward compatible.

Received on Saturday, 21 April 2007 12:25:16 UTC

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