HTML 5 will include the
font element, and other elements which could easily be replaced using better and well-supported features. Ian Hickson wants them included anyway.
HTML 5 will not include the
headers attribute for tables, which was designed to aid accessibility. Ian’s reason for not including them? They can easily be replaced with another feature (the
Ian wants all of the bad practice features of HTML included in HTML 5 because they are widely used.
Ian doesn’t want the good practice
headers attribute included even though it’s widely used.
Can someone please tell me what’s going on?
Update 2007-06-01: Here’s a relevant article from Juicy Studio: The HTML Scope/Headers Debate.