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Re: Versioning and html[5]

From: Ben 'Cerbera' Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 02:40:29 -0000
Message-ID: <001401c85e32$7df827d0$0301a8c0@ben9xr3up2lv7v>
To: "Chris Wilson" <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: "HTMLWG" <public-html@w3.org>

Chris Wilson wrote:
> I think we're doing much more than just nibbling away at the current CSS 
> behavio(u)r in IE8, and I think it will be a substantial enough release to 
> make sense to web developers.

Not wishing to put too fine a point on this, but that's also what was 
thought about IE7?

I remember a MIX presentation talked about "major architectural changes" 
with regards to overcoming bugs on the "Explorer Exposed" list. And yet, 
from a web developer's perspective, IE7 is closer to IE6 than to IE7's 
contemporaries. After this experience, I hope you understand my caution.

With regards to HTML5, I take it the opt-in switch would turn on any parts 
of HTML5 implemented in the targeted IE version? Changes to scripting, 
parsing, the DOM, HTTP and so on?

[new] The "A little background" section in 
<http://alistapart.com/articles/beyonddoctype>.
[passes] 
<http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2007/12/19/internet-explorer-8-and-acid2-a-milestone.aspx>

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