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[whatwg] Request for feedback: supported elements for formatBlock

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 13:40:50 -0400
Message-ID: <4DDE90A2.40300@mit.edu>
On 5/26/11 1:25 PM, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:
> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu
> <mailto:bzbarsky at mit.edu>> wrote:
>
>     On 5/26/11 12:53 PM, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:
>
>         And WebKit is also a part of Mac OS X framework and native
>         applications that use WebKit as
>         a part of their applications have no incentive to support
>         Trident, Gecko, or
>         Opera behaviors.
>
>
>     I think this particular argument should have next to no weight when
>     deciding on _web_ behaviors.  That applies to all of the embeddable
>     rendering engines; interactions between them and non-web embedders
>     should NOT be the web's problem.
>
>
> Sure. I'm just saying that it'll be hard for us to drop the support for
> other elements in practice.  I have no problem with spec not including
> those elements.

Yes, I understand what you're saying.  What I'm saying is that making 
your web-facing behavior depend on what your non-web consumers want is 
bad for the web, no matter what the spec says.

-Boris
Received on Thursday, 26 May 2011 10:40:50 UTC

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