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Re: HTML5 script start tag should select appropriate content model according to src

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 07:56:59 +0100
Message-ID: <462EFBBB.6010002@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> HTML5 has not included most deprecated elements, though it has revived 
> several features that were wrongly deprecated, like <menu>, <iframe>, 
> <ol start=""> and <li value="">.

<menu> was, I believe, dropped because it was rejected by the market 
(browser developers refused to render it different from other sorts of 
list, so authors devised non-list syntax ways of doing menus, e.g.:

[ xxxx | yyyyy | zzzzz ]).

The problem with <iframe> is that you cannot link to the result of 
following links in iframes, so iframe using documents can't be first 
class members of the web (where the web means links between pages, not, 
as popularly misunderstood, links between routers).

I was suprised to discover that some extremely heavily used 
presentational elements and attributes have been removed.  I'd like to 
develop on that as a contradiction to the design aim to work well in tbe 
real world, but I haven't time at the moment.
Received on Wednesday, 25 April 2007 07:43:44 UTC

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