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Re: Notice of CFC: Make previous versions of HTML and XHTML obsolete

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:55:39 +0000
Message-ID: <CAAdDpDaydYXEUoEXv9Ai3AON+Sw9LKuvnY5A6=suMOKKuv+nww@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>, "tink@tink.uk" <tink@tink.uk>
Cc: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
+1

On Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 7:22 AM Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
wrote:

> Hi Katie, Leonie,
>
> I have to admit my first reaction to obsoleting 5.0 was surprise, however,
> I think it will help with a common misconception.
>
> People outside the W3C tend to assume things are standardised then
> implemented, whereas (and please forgive the simplification) the reality is
> more a case of standardising once things are implemented.
>
> Marking the latest HTML spec as the ‘one to look at’ (by marking all
> previous ones as not) is a better reflection of reality, so I think there
> is a good reason to obsolete the 5.0 version. Therefore, I support the
> change.
>
> Cheers,
>
> -Alastair
>
> --

Cheers,
David MacDonald



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