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Re: Support Existing Content (was: Proposed Design Principles review)

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 00:08:28 +0200
Message-ID: <17971.50652.685728.320019@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Also sprach Murray Maloney:

 > > > I renamed this principle to "Support Existing Content". Here is the new 
 > > text:
 > > >
 > > > SupportExistingContent: Browsers implementing the new version of HTML
 > > > should still be able to handle existing content. Ideally, it should be
 > > > possible to process web documents and applications via an HTML5
 > > > implementation even if they were authored against older implementations
 > > > and do not specifically request HTML5 processing.
 > >
 > >This re-statement is much improved over the prior, BTW.
 > The problem with this statement is that it is not a Language Design Principle.
 > It is a User Agent Design Principle. I would feel more comfortable if you
 > would label it as a User Agent Design Principle.

The principle, if adhered to, has important implications on the design
of the language. Therefore, I think it can comfortably be labelled as
a langugage design principle.


              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
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