[whatwg] Suggestion: Implementation of Tabbed Forms

Malcolm Rowe malcolm-what at farside.org.uk
Sun Jul 4 02:04:08 PDT 2004

Jim Ley wrote:
>>   Personally, I'm beginning to think we shouldn't worry about IE. We
>>could just tell everyone running IE with Javascript disabled that if
>>they want to use Web Apps 1.0, they either need JS turned on or they
>>need to get a standards compliant browser.
> Your audience for WF-2 is not IE users, it's web form authors, they're
> the people you have to provide something new, they demand IE
> compatibility, indeed most couldn't care about anything other than IE.

Matthew was talking specifically about the Web Applications spec, not 
about Web Forms 2.

>   This is the main reason why WF2 is so unlikely to get even as much
> use as XHTML1.1 (correctly used, not just cargo cult "it's better")
> the degradation on the most important UA is frankly crap.

I think there are already about as many publically available WF2 pages 
as there are XHTML1.1 pages (excluding those delivered as text/html, 
which might as well just be HTML4).


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