Forward compatibility and web standards

It’s good to go over things that we have been saying, sometimes you realize that with time it as drifted to something a bit different;

…let’s treat forward compatibility and web standards as two different concepts, to be studied and pursued separately. When applied properly they strengthen each other, but they are not, and never will be, the same.

Peter-Paul Koch does just such a review at evolt. Nothing new but still a pretty useful “realignment”.