Working Toward HTML 5

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at
Wed Jan 30 20:58:25 UTC 2008

On Wed, 30 Jan 2008 15:46:30 +0000 Gervase Markham <gerv at>
> 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.

	Okay, fair 'nuf.

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

	No, we haven't, yet. But we also weren't holding JS to any
standard other than "works in all browsers that we support."

> 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.

	Yeah, that sounds like a good attitude to me, too.

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