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RE: Support Existing Content

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 14:44:30 -0700
To: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>, James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>, "matt@builtfromsource.com" <matt@builtfromsource.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
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Jeff Schiller [mailto:codedread@gmail.com] wrote:
>Though I wonder, if a UA mistakenly implements proposed error handling
>in WHATWG's HTML5 and content starts depending on it, isn't that
>roughly the same problem?  You're still going to have a UA improperly
>implementing a spec, content depending on it, and other UAs motivated
>to emulate this incorrect behavior.

Or, more to my point, what happens when you don't specify some error-handling rule in the spec because you don't think of it, and due to different architectures multiple vendors do different things and ship them without realizing it.
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