Re: Versioning re-visited (was : mixed signals on "Writing HTML documents", tutorial, etc.)

On 21 Jun 2007, at 16:57, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> It's not really clear to me that this is an interesting question.  
>> I mean, once HTML6 is out, who cares what HTML5 says?
> Everyone who has written an HTML 5 document.  I have been
> creating web pages ever since HTML 2.0 (many on this list
> will have been creating them for far longer), and every
> page that I have validated in the past will validate today,
> because the specification against which it is written is
> enshrined in its DOCTYPE directive.

I agree with Philip here... I have written many websites, and most  
(if not all) validate to a specific spec, usually XHTML 1.0.

If the goal-posts move, and there was no declaration of which spec  
version I have written to, then without me making any changes, then  
all of my websites will become invalid overnight... for example,  
because I try to use the @summary attribute on all tables.

Unfortunately, I build websites for a living, and I will not be able  
to spend weeks/months re-checking every web page I have ever made, so  
that I can claim to always write valid code.


Received on Saturday, 23 June 2007 13:20:52 UTC