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

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 08:50:23 +0900
Message-Id: <FDF09BF5-6A41-4B8C-9A39-64CF03E8FEAA@w3.org>
Cc: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

Le 30 avr. 2007 à 07:54, Maciej Stachowiak a écrit :
> On Apr 29, 2007, at 7:50 AM, Murray Maloney wrote:
>> SupportExistingContent: The HTML WG will document the usage of HTML
>> as it is practiced by popular web browers, and deployed on the web  
>> and on
>> intranets throughout the world. Our goal should be to facilitate  
>> understanding
>> of extant content, even in the face of unusual and unexpected  
>> syntax or position.
>> If any user agent is capable of an understanding an HTML  
>> construct, it would
>> be ideal for all user agents to be capable of that understanding.
> 1) Usage of HTML is not practiced by web browsers. I'm not sure it  
> is grammatically correct to say it is practiced by anyone, but  
> surely it is content authors who create specific HTML documents.

Another way to label things and might lead to a better understanding.

* producer: human, authoring tools, scripting libraries, etc.
* consumer: human, browser renderer, search engines, scripting  
libraries, etc.

A product can be both. The old (and defunct) AOLPress was doing both.  
Amaya and NVU still do both.
When we say browsers, most of the time, we talk about the renderer  
part of it.


Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
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