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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Alfonso Martínez de Lizarrondo <amla70@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 16:44:57 +0200
Message-ID: <af2a8eab0705010744m2b2b6e00wdb99f4c1babc451f@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

I would like that, but the fact is that for a long time people won't
upgrade their browsers, so they can add the HTML  doctype and even if
the page is badly broken with regards to what HTML5 says it will be
rendered in their non-html5 browsers, and if they try a HTML5 browser
and see that their pages no longer works, many times they will blame
it on the new version of the browser because the previous version
works fine and the rest of their non-html5 browsers still render it

So they drop the new version and go back to their crappy non-html5
browser that does all they need.

2007/5/1, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>:
> James Graham wrote:
> > What gives you the idea that all content with <!DOCTYPE HTML> (or
> > whatever) at the top will be "well formed"
> It won't (until pigs learn to fly); what I am arguing is that
> for HTML5+, browsers should refuse to render non-well-formed
> documents.  All extant (HTML 4.01-) documents would continue
> to be renderable and rendered for the foreseeable future, but
> w.e.f. HTML5, non-well-formed HTML5+ documents would never be
> seen by the end user,
> Philip Taylor
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 14:45:05 UTC

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