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Re: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 00:34:53 +0100
Message-ID: <4971199D.10202@kosek.cz>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
CC: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@ltgt.net>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Robin Berjon wrote:

> The requirements found therein are pretty loose, and globally enough to
> get things right. If we were to agree that specifying v5 output needn't
> be more detailed or stringent but just have a few changes for empty
> elements and the DOCTYPE, then give me two beers and a promise that this
> issue is closed and I'll write you that spec.

Well, spec is one thing. Many XSLT 1.0 implementations are frozen but
widely deployed. For such implementations even 1000 beers wouldn't be
enough to add new output method to them.


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