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[Bug 8365] Remove the Web Browsers Section 6

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Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 13:26:11 +0000
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--- Comment #21 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>  2009-12-02 13:26:11 ---
(In reply to comment #20)
> (In reply to comment #19)
> > (In reply to comment #17)
> > > (In reply to comment #16)
> > > > The HTML WG is creating a spec for HTML and applications based on HTML.
> > > 
> > > According to the Charter, the language deliverable of the group is "A language
> > > evolved from HTML4 for describing the semantics of documents and applications
> > > *on the World Wide Web*."(emphasis mine).
> > > 
> > 
> > Think of ePub as a perk. An example of a language done well.
> > 
> > And the charter section you just described should have reminded you about what
> > HTML5 is supposed to be: a language. 
> > 
> 
> Per charter, the HTML WG's primary deliverable is supposed to specify language
> and associated APIs, for both documents and applications. Certainly there is no
> charter-based reason for removing a section of the spec because it contains
> mostly APIs which are mostly more useful for Web applications than Web
> documents.
> 

There is nothing in the charter, though, that the deliverables all have to be
in one document. Or that every possible API for every possible application MUST
be included. If this were true, this application will never be done. 

Charter or not, this section should never have been put into a document that
purports to be the next version of HTML.

A good technologist knows that you modularize your work, and that you keep the
work focused.


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