Re: [cssom-view] small update

On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 22:56:02 +0200, Mike Wilson <>  
> I would say that HTML5 is different for two reasons:
> - Its predecessors are well defined in previous specs so the reverse-
>   engineering step isn't needed (at large that is).

That's not true.

> - It will be subject to DOCTYPE switching so its incompatible changes
>   will not break old content. [Then again, what everybody is thinking
>   may be that CSSOM should also be subject to DOCTYPE switching,
>   although the spec hints that the described algorithms should be used
>   for all modes. I would definitely think that IE will need to DOCTYPE
>   switch and probably only use CSSOM rules in their new standards mode.]

This is also not true.

> Also, there actually is a report describing the changes between HTML4
> and HTML5 as you probably know, being
> the editor of it.

That's a very high level document and doesn't describe changes in detail.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Monday, 21 April 2008 21:04:38 UTC