Re: ISSUE-53: mediatypereg - suggest closing on 2009-09-03

On Mon, 31 Aug 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> >
> > It is pointless to provide semantics of elements (or other features) 
> > that are obsolete other than the semantics that form the element's (or 
> > the feature's) normative user-agent conformance criteria, since the 
> > only effect of such semantics is in deciding whether the element (or 
> > feature) is being used correctly, and obsolete elements (and features) 
> > can never be used correctly, since they are obsolete and must never be 
> > used at all.
> That's fine with me. But in that case, the spec doesn't describe 
> previous versions sufficiently, and the media type registration should 
> continue to also reference previous specifications.

Again, I disagree with this premise. HTML5 describes the semantics of 
obsolete elements to the extent required for the media type registration 
to refer exclusively to HTML5.

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Received on Tuesday, 1 September 2009 01:00:40 UTC