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Re: Explicit feature manifesting for backward-compatibility safety (Was: Comment syntax)

From: Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 04:20:24 +0400
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: (wrong string) “Gamer_Z.” Yaro <zmyaro@gmail.com>, Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>, WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>, Jens O. Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
Message-Id: <2391121346113224@web14e.yandex.ru>
28.08.2012, 03:27, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>:
> "Big red switches" like this are an anti-pattern. Occasionally they
> can be useful, but they're hazardous and should be avoided if
> possible.

We already have this "anti-pattern" with DOCTYPE and with X-UA-Compatible. If language cannot be improved without such switches, this is fine pragmatic way to go that is much better than doing nothing.
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