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Re: An open letter to Anne van Kesteren

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 11:31:52 -0500
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1187886712.29837.1286.camel@pav>

Philip, I trust you brought this up with Anne personally
before asking 450+ people to consider this problem.

What was Anne's response?

I don't see a copy in my inbox. You didn't copy
the chairs, by chance, did you?

On Thu, 2007-08-23 at 16:46 +0100, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:
> Anne, I happened to be reading your web site today,
> and I was disturbed to find the following :
> > <input usemap>
> > [...]
>  > Ian Hickson made two data sets available: 1, 2. Looking through
>  > several sites quickly reveals that most expect the image control
>  > to act as a submit button (this is how it works in Internet
>  > Explorer) and not as an image map at all (how it works in
>  > Opera and Firefox). As a result, HTML5 dropped the feature.
> Given that this group has not even agreed the Design Principles
> yet, let alone started to make firm decisions concerning the
> HTML 5 Specification, is it not somewhat irresponsible of you
> to make a public statement that a certain feature has been
> dropped from HTML 5 ?
> Philip TAYLOR
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Thursday, 23 August 2007 16:32:12 UTC

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