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Re: i18n Polyglot Markup/NCRs (7th issue)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 01:28:37 -0700 (PDT)
To: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: Eliot Graff <eliotgra@microsoft.com>, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Message-ID: <442054363.39024.1279528117122.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
> >> 	You may also want to consult bug 9300 [2]. It shows that if we
> >> 	want to
> >> create a maximum compatibility specification, then decimal NCRs are
> >> sometimes more IE compatible than hexadecimal ones are.

What does any version of IE have to do with determining if a given document is polyglot (X)HTML5?

If the goal is to recount what documents are polyglot, inferences should be made from specs--not from IE behavior (or the behavior of any particular piece of software).

If the goal is to recount how to write legacy IE-safe HTML5, the publication shouldn't pretend to be about polyglotness.

Please, please, don't write another Appendix C that conflates incomplete and vague assertions about legacy browser behavior with purported XML compatibility.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 19 July 2010 08:29:12 UTC

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