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Re: Control Text-file Embedding in HTML-docs

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007 10:02:52 -0500
Message-ID: <460E781C.7040500@aptest.com>
To: sunil vanmullem <sunil.vanmullem@btopenworld.com>
CC: tina@greytower.net, www-html@w3.org

sunil vanmullem wrote:
> Yes its important to recognise the importance of backward compatibility 
> and the accessibility legislation that gives certain communities the 
> ability to litigate. Though this shouldn't be allowed to act as a hindrance 
> to invention, innovation or the ability to progress.
Ignoring the implementation and litigation aspects of this issue for a 
moment...  Tina was correct to indicate that without fallback content 
you ARE back to square one when working offline, or when the referenced 
resource is otherwise unavailable.  It is important that content authors 
keep in mind their audience and where their content is expected to be 
used - not just XHTML 2 authors; all authors.  Its not just an 
accessibility issue.

There is also a specter of backward compatibility, but...  XHTML 2 is 
not designed to be backward compatible, and there is really no 
expectation that something like "<div src="lala.html"> is going to mean 
anything outside of the context of an XHTML 2-compatible user agent. 

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