[whatwg] Syntax Highlighting [was: several messages]

Jim Ley jim.ley at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 02:04:56 PST 2004

On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 03:51:04 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Dec 2004, James Graham wrote:
> >
> > Sure. But in this particular case, I happen to think that the overall
> > measure of benefit, which we can parameterise something like:
> > (probability of implementation) * (usefulness of feature if implemented)
> > / (added complexity), is pretty large even if p(implementation) is small
> > because, not only is the feature useful but because the added complexity
> > is almost zero. Therefore,, I think it's worth adding to the spec even
> > at this late stage.
> Ok, I've added an "accept" attribute to <textarea>, with no implementation
> requirements and with the semantic that it gives the type of content that
> is expected (as a MIME type).
> But don't expect UAs to do anything with it this decade. :-)

how do you expect the feature to be tested in implementations then?

Please don't have things you know won't be implemented.


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