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RE: Editing specifications with ReSpec.js

From: <richard.tibbett@orange-ftgroup.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 17:16:54 +0200
Message-ID: <355A518BC0575547B2A3D6773AAF8EEF2BAAB1@ftrdmel1>
To: <robin@robineko.com>, <jmcf@tid.es>
Cc: <public-device-apis@w3.org>, <marcosc@opera.com>
My previous email crossed with yours, Robin :(

So now I understand the process I would still suggest that the specs
minus JS applies to all drafts too.

....and using the File System API to perform this task automatically?
That's a very good idea. Perhaps we've just got our first API on the
table then... :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-device-apis-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-device-apis-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Robin Berjon
> Sent: 06 August 2009 16:09
> To: JOSE MANUEL CANTERA FONSECA
> Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org; Marcos Caceres
> Subject: Re: Editing specifications with ReSpec.js
> 
> Hi!
> 
> 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
>    http://robineko.com/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:23:58 UTC

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