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Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-126

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 12:38:30 +0100
Message-ID: <4CDFCA36.8010309@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On 14.11.2010 12:35, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 12:17:56 +0100, Julian Reschke
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> On 13.11.2010 22:49, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> I don't have strong data on the compatibility impact of this specific
>>> change, but when we diverge from both Firefox and IE, it is rarely on
>>> purpose, and matching them has almost always fixed bugs, even if we
>>> didn't know it at the time.
>>
>> I'm confident that it really doesn't matter in practice, in which case
>> we should default on being consistent with the base specs.
>
> Because you are confident? Specifications are at the bottom of the
> priority of constituencies. Better safe than sorry in my opinion.

But how do you know it's safer when UAs currently do not agree on 
processing, and seem to get away with it?

Sometimes it *really* doesn't matter, in which case considerations like 
consistency and re-usability of code should be taken into account.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Sunday, 14 November 2010 11:39:17 UTC

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