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Re: summary="" in HTML5 ISSUE-32

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 23:16:21 +0000 (UTC)
To: Matt Morgan-May <mattmay@adobe.com>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>, "wai-xtech@w3.org" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, "wai-liaison@w3.org" <wai-liaison@w3.org>, "janina@rednote.net" <janina@rednote.net>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
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On Thu, 26 Feb 2009, Matt Morgan-May wrote:
> On 2/26/09 2:46 PM, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> >> Come up with something better, and *deprecate* the old feature in 
> >> order to make the transition.
> > 
> > That's in fact exactly what HTML5 does today.
> No. The current spec _obsoletes_ the old feature, and offers an existing 
> feature as something better. That's pretty far from "exact".

The closest HTML5 comes to "deprecating" anything is the "downplayed 
errors" concept, which summary="" is party to. <caption> is redefined to 
cover all the features summary="" had, and is better.

I don't really see how that is different from what Julian suggested.

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