Working Toward HTML 5

Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed Jan 30 15:46:30 UTC 2008

Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> 	Now that there's an HTML 5 draft standard at the W3C, I'd at
> least like to start thinking about it in relation to Bugzilla.
> 	Lots of browsers actually already implement HTML 5
> features--it's just that now they're actually part of the standard.

Well... It is a draft standard. And, at least as I understand it, this 
is not the W3C "we're waiting until there's two competing 
implementations before it's official" type of "draft", it's the "no, 
it's really definitely not done yet, anything may change" sort of draft.

> 	The reason I'm saying this is that historically, we've been
> opposed to using any HTML that's "not in the standard."

Well, we've been using XHR, haven't we? That's not in any standard.

Having said what I said above, it's fairly clear in some parts of the 
spec which way the wind is blowing. I'm not objecting to us jumping the 
gun slightly, as long as we are aware we are doing it.


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