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Re: Semicolon after entities

From: Tina Holmboe <tina@greytower.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 18:23:22 +0200 (CEST)
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <tkrat.47f94b5678993360@greytower.net>

On  1 May, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

>>  While admitting that, will you still stand by the philosophy that
>>  the most reasonable behaviour should be based on *what existing
>>  browsers do*?
> Yes.  Any behaviour we define has to be compatible with the existing 
> content on the web, much of which relies on such behaviour.  This 
> doesn't mean we need to document every single bug in every browser. 
> We need to define a common set

  A common set of /bugs/ with which new standards/browsers should be
  compliant? Did I understand you correctly? 

  Regardless, I have two follow-up questions:

   - If we are going to make the HTML 5 specification compliant with
     what browsers support and/or DO today, instead of changing UAs to
     /follow/ the spec, then how does this process differ from what
     happened with HTML 3.2?

   - Is this the official policy of the W3C? The answer "Join, and see"
     will not be very useful, sorry.

 -       Tina Holmboe                           Greytower Technologies
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