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Re: ISSUE-118 CP 3

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 10:09:07 +0100
Message-ID: <4CD27833.20503@kosek.cz>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-html@w3.org
Ian Hickson wrote:

> This feature is used by virtually nobody. None of the major browsers 
> display any user interface by default for this feature; the only major 
> browser to even remotely support this feature is Opera, which hides its 
> interface by default in recent releases. Hand-authored Web pages largely 
> don't use it; the main use is from pages that are generated from templates 
> that have been configured to use the feature (e.g. WordPress and 
> automatically generated HTML man(1) pages).

DocBook stylesheets by default generate such navigational links and
because of this there are tons of content using this feature. I don't
think it is wise to make such content invalid in HTML5.

> To save authors time that they might otherwise spend trying to work out 
> how to use this keywords, we should just drop it.

With such reasoning you can drop half of features in any format which is
more complex then plain text file.

  Jirka Kosek      e-mail: jirka@kosek.cz      http://xmlguru.cz
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