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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 14:42:33 +0300
Message-Id: <AA20C9CD-2C68-488F-9F83-4A170C0A016B@iki.fi>
Cc: Roger Johansson <roger@456bereastreet.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
To: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>

On May 2, 2007, at 13:54, Gareth Hay wrote:

> That is my view, and I haven't read anything to come close to  
> altering my view. I also /believe/ this to be true of the other  
> side of the argument.
> since the other side is browser vendors and the people who have  
> been 'driving hmtl' for decades, I am clearly wrong.

You might have more success with your argument if you showed using  
Game Theory, why in a multiplayer "game" (i.e. market) none of the  
"players" (i.e. vendors) have an incentive to be more permissive  
towards the legacy baseline of permissiveness than the others.

In addition, it would help to show an incentive for the first vendor  
to move from the status quo towards less permissiveness without all  
the vendors moving in lockstep.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2007 11:42:40 UTC

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