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Re: supporting both formats html5 & xhtml5 re: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#xhtml5

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 13:06:28 -0500
Message-ID: <476FF524.10807@mit.edu>
To: Dean Edridge <dean@55.co.nz>
CC: public-html@w3.org, www-archive@w3.org

Dean Edridge wrote:

 > Does the CSS2.1 spec say that
> user-agents only need to support half of the CSS specification because 
> it's inconvenient for Apple inc, to support all of it?

No (which is one of the reasons it's still in CR).

CSS3, and any other modular spec, says exactly that, however.  Typically 
this is done because there are multiple constituencies in the 
specification process which have only somewhat overlapping requirements.

The question is whether there are such constituencies for HTML5.


P.S.  A multiple-constituency process which does not involve some 
features being optional begins to look like the fable of the pike, swan, 
and lobster (or crab, depending on your translation).
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