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Re: Browser implementations, prior to rec, used for justification

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 14:40:39 +0100
To: "Shelley Powers" <shelley.just@gmail.com>, "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "Michael A.Puls II" <shadow2531@gmail.com>, "Scheppe, Kai-Dietrich" <k.scheppe@telekom.de>, "HTMLWG WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u52ax1j264w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Tue, 05 Jan 2010 14:31:21 +0100, Shelley Powers  
<shelley.just@gmail.com> wrote:
> And autobuffer is from which released specification, where we have to
> worry about legacy use?

We have to worry about legacy use regardless of whether there are released  
specifications are not. There is no "released" specification that says  
<embed> is for plug-ins and can be used yet everyone supports it and sites  
depend on this.

This is no different from a new feature <video> that is implemented on  
which sites depend. A released specification does not have much to do with  

The upside with <video> versus <embed> is that there is much more room for  
input on its specifics and the general idea.

What we do not want I think is delaying all those features for many more  
years. It is important to evolve the Web.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 5 January 2010 13:41:23 UTC

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