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Re: Editing specifications with ReSpec.js

From: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 17:08:54 +0200
Cc: "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Message-Id: <7C1EB8EB-E42F-4AE2-9E6C-D70760640DEC@robineko.com>

On Aug 6, 2009, at 12:57 , JOSE MANUEL CANTERA FONSECA wrote:
> As you say and having some experience with this selecting the format  
> for writing the spec is very important and none of the existing  
> formats are perfect. Particularly XMLSpec is evil :)

Indeed :)

> The idea of using HTML 5 as an authoring format and use scripting  
> for generating the final content is interesting, but what would  
> happen if the user has disabled scripting in the browser?

The scripting is only for the editor  it allows to edit bare-bones  
HTML and see elaborate results immediately. That would also be the  
format of Editors' Drafts stored in http://dev.w3.org/ but that's okay  
as such drafts are only intended for well-informed audiences.

But when comes the time to make a formal publication to /TR/ one would  
save the generated DOM to HTML (hit Alt+S while reading the  
documentation or the test spec, you'll see options to generate that  
appear). Right now it requires one step too many but as soon as we  
have the File System API available in browsers it can be even easier :)

Robin Berjon
   robineko  setting new standards
Received on Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:09:37 UTC

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