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Re: Who is the Intended Audience of the Markup Spec Proposal?

From: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 19:48:54 -0500
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To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>,public-html <public-html@w3.org>

>We already have the HTML 5 Differences from HTML 4 document which already 
>points out the obsolete features.  If such information really is valuable 
>to authors, then a better alternative would be to elaborate on the 
>alternatives available for authors to use in place of obsolete markup, 
>within that document, rather than including such information within the 
>Markup Language draft.

I guess that I was thinking that it should be possible to review HTML5 as a 
catalog of elements
and attributes, with deprecated and obsolete elements listed with links to 
alternatives (where they exist) or alternative tactics toward achieving a 
compatible result
as the deprecated or obsolete element.

I would expect a validator to advise the user about deprecated elements,
a browser to do whatever it chose to do, an editing tool to advise and
try to offer helpful alternatives, and so on for other processors.
Received on Saturday, 31 January 2009 00:54:59 UTC

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