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From: Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 02:07:23 +0400
To: Matthew Wilcox <elvendil@gmail.com>
Cc: David Singer <singer@apple.com>,"www-style@w3.org list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <162921326146843@web158.yandex.ru>
10.01.2012, 01:59, "Matthew Wilcox" <elvendil@gmail.com>:
>>  I think this is backwards;  if someone sends styled text, such that the style conveys something useful (else why bother?) those reading in plain text lose something.  That's the only one of the four cases with semantic loss.
>>  You are at liberty to style up my messages as much as you like… :-)
> I think that's backwards. Because someone can optionally choose to strip mark-up (and therefore semantics) the entire group should be forced not to be able to add such semantics in the first place? Force everything to the lowest possible common denominator?

Indeed, it sounds like having to limit sites to IE6 features just because still there are some few people that use it.
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