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[whatwg] [html5] tags, elements and generated DOM

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 12:58:35 +0200
Message-ID: <4253C0DB.2010808@annevankesteren.nl>
Jim Ley wrote:
> This is clearly an example of how existing browsers are 
> non-conformant,

Doing otherwise would result in a lot of broken pagges and probably less
market share for the browser.

> and simply making it conformant just blesses browsers in the future
> to continue violating specs safe in the knowledge that the spec will
> get changed to suit them, rather than the reverse.

I don't think that is true. Although specifications will evolve when 
they get feedback that particular sections just don't work.

> Exactly what's happened with CSS, do we really want to do it with
> HTML too?

I guess. As we can't really change the behavior of HTML anymore on
todays web. We can standardize it though so that the results you get are 
not "huh",  but explainable.

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 6 April 2005 03:58:35 UTC

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