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Re: getting rid of callers

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 08:09:36 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
cc: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1010130805570.8618@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 12 Oct 2010, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> >>
> >> For HTMLFormElement, it seems only IE implements them.  Are they 
> >> really necessary to have in the spec?
> >
> > The real question is, is Microsoft willing to remove support for this 
> > feature? (in all modes, not just in some DOCTYPE-triggered ghetto)
> >
> > If not, then the simplest way of getting interop would be for everyone 
> > to just implement these features. They're not that much of a burden, 
> > surely?
> This is clearly not the only qualification for if a feature should stay. 
> Or are you arguing we should add VML and vbscript to HTML5 as well?

There's a world of difference between supporting making an object callable 
and implementing an entire scripting language. I wouldn't expect the 
burden of implementing an entire scripting language to be a light thing.

Personally I just want interop. I don't really mind how we get there. I 
also acknowledge that the journey is long. We have to do it piecemeal.

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