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Re: Conformance requirements on browsers

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jukka.k.korpela@kolumbus.fi>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:43:42 +0300
Message-ID: <52334ECE.5010006@kolumbus.fi>
To: public-html@w3.org
2013-09-13 18:34, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>  <bgsound> and <backgroundsound> are identical as far as the spec is 
> concerned.  Doing either one is equally not ok.  Or equally OK if you 
> want to violate the SHOULD NOT.

What if you (think you) do not violate the SHOULD NOT? As long as HTML5 
CR cites RFC 2199 for a definition of “should not”, we need to accept 
its subjectiveness:


  This phrase, or the phrase "NOT RECOMMENDED" mean that
    there may exist valid reasons in particular circumstances when the
    particular behavior is acceptable or even useful, but the full
    implications should be understood and the case carefully weighed
    before implementing any behavior described with this label.”

So, for example, in supporting <bgsound>, IE is conforming if they think 
that there are valid reasons to do so, after considering the 
implications etc.

Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Friday, 13 September 2013 17:44:04 UTC

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