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[whatwg] RE: Degrading of web applications

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 02:47:08 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0411170242420.18422@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Wed, 17 Nov 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 02:29:31 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > 
> > But no ATs support any of the WHATWG stuff either, so if you have to 
> > target existing ATs, everything being discussed is out of scope.
> 
> No, because the whole point of WHAT-WG stuff is that degrades in non 
> WHAT-WG understanding User Agents to something understandable, or did I 
> miss the email where that got changed?
> 
> The point is that degraded part cannot rely on javascript.

Fair enough. So basically any functionality that is to be used by sites 
who need to target the current ATs needs to be able to fall back on 
regular HTML4 forms and server-side processing.

That seems reasonable; that's basically what the existing additions allow 
authors to do.

Cheers,
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