Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sat Sep 26 16:58:02 PDT 2009

On Sep 26, 2009, at 3:30 PM, Cameron McCormack wrote:

> Yehuda Katz:
>>> Ha. Maybe it would be worth putting a note in HTML5.  
>>> "[Replaceable] is
>>> a quirk of history. Do not over-attend to it".
> Ian Hickson:
>> If we start calling out all the quirks of history in HTML5, we'd  
>> probably
>> end up doubling the size of the spec.
> OTOH calling out features in Web IDL that exist solely for quirky
> compatibility reasons, that would help to discourage their use in  
> other
> specs.

Calling these cases out in Web IDL (as opposed to HTML5) seems like a  
good idea.


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