[whatwg] Suggested changes to Web Forms 2.0, 2004-07-01 working

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Jul 19 10:42:57 PDT 2004

Jim Ley wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Jul 2004 08:25:29 -0400, Matthew Raymond
> <mattraymond at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>Jim Ley wrote:
>>   Considering you don't seem to be suggesting a better way to create
>>an emulation layer on IE,
> The alternative is simply not to use HTC's but straight script, it has
> a number of advantages:

As I understand it, the requirement that is actually set in stone is 
that the IE support not require a binary plugin. Therefore, in cases 
where straight script will do, I see no reason not to use straight 
script. On the other hand, I would expect HTCs or other IE-specific 
technologies to be used in cases where straight script did not provide 
the necessary functionality for the emulation layer.

Of course I might be wrong and there might be excellent arguments for 
using HTCs everywhere which I'm not familiar with.

"If anybody ever tells you that you’re using the language incorrectly, 
just yell 'prescriptive grammarian!' at the top of your voice and all 
the linguists in the building will run over and surround the guy... and 
then they’ll rough him up"

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