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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 22:36:08 +0000 (UTC)
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.1001052234510.18772@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 5 Jan 2010, Paul Cotton wrote:
> We should all remember that the following text is in the Status section 
> of each HTML5 WD:
> ====
> Implementors should be aware that this specification is not stable. 
> Implementors who are not taking part in the discussions are likely to 
> find the specification changing out from under them in incompatible 
> ways. Vendors interested in implementing this specification before it 
> eventually reaches the Candidate Recommendation stage should join the 
> aforementioned mailing lists and take part in the discussions.
> The publication of this document by the W3C as a W3C Working Draft does 
> not imply that all of the participants in the W3C HTML working group 
> endorse the contents of the specification. Indeed, for any section of 
> the specification, one can usually find many members of the working 
> group or of the W3C as a whole who object strongly to the current text, 
> the existence of the section at all, or the idea that the working group 
> should even spend time discussing the concept of that section.
> ====

So Microsoft would not object to us changing the behaviour of 
onhashchange="" or the semantics of postMessage() to be incompatible with 
what was implemented in IE8?

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