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Re: Design Principles

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 22:19:26 +0000 (UTC)
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0905252218260.7824@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 25 May 2009, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> Because, as I said, it is isn't useful to convince me about anything 
> that you tell me that you have looked at it from scratch. The "from 
> scratch" principle would in itself need to be defined, btw.

We didn't start from scratch because of a design principle, we started 
from scratch because we had no other practical choice. HTML4 is woefully 
inadequate as a specification and it was simply easier to ignore it.

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