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Editing specifications with ReSpec.js

From: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 01:49:48 +0200
Message-Id: <19D65589-8DD3-4F8B-BEDE-7F61BF0192FD@robineko.com>
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
Cc: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Hi all,

one of the annoying decisions one has to make when editing a  
specification is which tool to use to generate the final, PubRules  
compliant HTML.

I don't intend to impose a solution on this — it is up to editors to  
decide collectively — but I would like to suggest my favourite option:  

Its chief advantage is that it does not require running any external  
tool, one simply edits an HTML document according to some conventions,  
reloads it in the browser, and voilà. It also has built-in support for  
WebIDL, which'll come in handy for us. Unless you hit a bug it should  
provide you with PubRules compliant HTML very easily (the checker  
complains about a couple small things, but I would think that they're  

I won't bend your ear longer than necessary here, you can read more  
about it at:


and in general poke around http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/ReSpec.js/ to  
see what it's made of.


Robin Berjon
   robineko — setting new standards
Received on Wednesday, 5 August 2009 23:50:30 UTC

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