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Re: HTML version issue summary?

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 18:21:19 -0700
Message-Id: <A90B9DA7-7DC3-4691-8BF4-AEAB30FDE0DF@apple.com>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
To: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>

On Apr 24, 2007, at 6:16 PM, David Hyatt wrote:

> Versioning is like a vendor-neutral opt-in hook.  Browsers can then  
> use their own opt-in hooks and use the vendor-neutral hook once  
> they are confident in their compliance with the spec.   
> Theoretically IE might do something like this with my proposal:
> IE 8 ships with partial HTML5 support, uses custom opt-in #1
> IE8.1 ships with more complete HTML5 support, uses custom opt-in #2
> IE9 is the point where MSFT decides they've nailed it, now they use  
> the HTML5 version as opt-in #3

Are you proposing that IE8 and IE8.1 should not treat content that  
had the HTML5 doctype but no custom opt-in as HTML4.01? That would  
require every HTML5 document on the web to include the IE-proprietary  
opt-in, even if they didn't depend on IE quirks.

Received on Wednesday, 25 April 2007 01:21:23 UTC

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