[whatwg] Suggestion: Implementation of Tabbed Forms

Malcolm Rowe malcolm-what at farside.org.uk
Sun Jul 4 09:41:31 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.
> Oh, so the audience for Web Applications, is not about for backwards
> compatibility?    in that case there are other specs available to do
> the job, no need to bother it.

Did I say it wasn't?

In any case, I imagine it does require *some* level of backward 
compatibility - though exactly what form that is is probably not yet 
well understood. From the WHATWG charter:

"All specifications produced by this working group must take into 
account backwards compatibility, and clearly specify reasonable 
transition strategies for authors"
-- http://whatwg.org/charter#back-compat


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