[whatwg] One document or two?
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Wed Jun 24 06:49:14 PDT 2009
On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 3:15 AM, Ian Hickson<ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> I don't think alternative style sheets are evil; in fact, they seem to be
> quite within the architecture of the Web. Surely you don't think that,
> e.g., GMail is evil for having the same URL for whether your contact list
> is hidden or expanded.
I can't give other people links to my Gmail URLs anyway, since they
don't know my password (I hope). On the other hand, if I'm reading
the author version of HTML 5 and want to quote a portion of it to
someone with a link, it would be rather confusing if they said "Hey,
that's not what it says!" Publicly-viewable *documents* -- not
necessarily applications which may have no stable state anyway --
whose *contents* -- not UI -- differ as dramatically as this should
have different URLs. That's how documents on the web have always
worked, and that's what people expect.
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