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Re: Cleaning House

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 08:53:21 +0200
To: "Lee Roberts" <lee_roberts@roserockdesign.com>, www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.trqn27za64w2qv@id-c0020>

On Thu, 03 May 2007 07:06:43 +0200, Lee Roberts  
<lee_roberts@roserockdesign.com> wrote:
> So, you think we should throw our hands in the air, give up and support  
> the same old stuff that has been around for years with no value?   
> Deprecated
> does mean it isn't accepted and shouldn't be used.

Agreed and it will still mean that. In fact, HTML5 will drop the offending  
features making them entirely non-conforming.

However, breaking backwards compatibility is only possible when we  
introduce a new format as explained on this list before (and that's not  
the goal of the HTML WG). Hence, we have to make user agent requirements  
that require support for the features we rather see people not using.  
(Those features can still be non-conforming, obviously.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2007 06:53:31 UTC

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