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Re: Note in HTML4 spec about html5?

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:24:28 +0300
Message-ID: <CAJQvAudn4NBQ_TF7cb8DTx9FPEwo5JqU28PnckukEL90orC97Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org
On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 5:38 PM, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca> wrote:
> Not every web developer/author gets to implement the latest and greatest
> that HTML5 purports to offer: often they are held back by corporate policy
> (etc.) and are restricted to using only HTML4 and/or XHTML1 (which are
> finalized Recommendations). Often times these corporate restrictions are
> "enforced" by legal mandates (etc.), misguided as that may seem to some.

Maybe, but it still makes sense to point to HTML5.

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> wrote:
> Sure, if there is some bug in HTML4 spec that should be addressed in
> erratum.

HTML4 is so fundamentally erroneous that it doesn't make sense to
maintain errata. It does make sense to add a pointer to HTML5, though.
(As an example of a fundamental error, HTML4 is a work of fiction when
it comes to layering on top of SGML.)

I object to objections to adding a notice about HTML5 to the HTML4 spec pages.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 30 March 2012 10:24:57 UTC

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