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Re: Complex Table Examples

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 20:51:35 +0100
Message-ID: <46476C47.5080505@splintered.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:

>> If something is implemented and used on the Web, it should stay in the 
>> HTML spec.  Mark as deprecated if you want, but don't pretend that 
>> mistakes of the past will disappear if you remove them from the spec.
>> Implementations are still going to need to implement these features.
> This discussion has nothing to do with what will be specified for 
> implementations to support, this is just about what is considered 
> conforming for documents.
> But, what I said still applies implementation requirements in general as 
> well.  For instance, support for IE's <t:video> or WebTV's <audioscope> 
> elements probably won't be required because there's very little evidence 
> (if any) to show that they're needed.

The difference here being that <t:video> and <audioscope> were not part 
of the original HTML 4.1 spec, so it's not a case of removing them from 
the spec in the first place (whereas that's the case with id/headers).

Patrick H. Lauke
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