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[whatwg] Re: LABEL and radio/checkbox onclick

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 17:27:36 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0408291726550.8458@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> > >
> > > Narrowing a specification to *forbid* the hitherto-correct behavior 
> > > followed by the 95%-dominant UA may achieve a variety of good and 
> > > useful things, but interoperability is manifestly not one of them. I 
> > > would greatly appreciate receiving a genuine answer.
> > [...] It does improve interoperability, in that new browsers are more 
> > likely to do the spec thing than just pick a random behaviour.
> 
> _Defining it_ improves interoperability, agreed. I think that Matthew's 
> point was that defining it to be the _opposite_ from the current market 
> leader can't really be said to improve interoperability in the short 
> term.

True, on the short term it doesn't really change much.

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