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[whatwg] W3C compatibility

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 23:18:09 +1100
Message-ID: <45D05B01.10605@lachy.id.au>
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> The practical alternative is to follow the definition that makes most  
>> sense. And not try to implement both.
> Short of telepathy, the definition that makes most sense will be the one
> the author was claiming to use.

The intended meaning of the author will be the one that is supported by 
the browsers.

> So your practical alternative of implementing only one is to arbitrarily 
> misrepresent the intended meaning of documents, albeit in small ways (so 
> far). I just don't think that's a good precedent to set.

The reality is that major browser vendors will not be implementing XHTML 
2.0, particularly if it reuses the XHTML 1.x namespace and retains all 
of its backwards-incompatible changes, and features that are difficult 
or impossible to implement.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Monday, 12 February 2007 04:18:09 UTC

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