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[Bug 12725] Document should be on the Note-track

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Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 18:48:27 +0000
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John Thomas <therandshow@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #5 from John Thomas <therandshow@gmail.com> 2012-02-22 18:48:23 UTC ---
It would be nice for authors to have a normative document saying if you author
your XHTML document in this fashion then browsers will produce a DOM equivalent
to the XML version. For the "normative" status to be useful to authors though,
browsers would need to get on board.

However, in a larger sense, the difference between normative and guideline
documents has been blurred with the HTML WG, as the goal of matching
implementations means that the documents are more useful as a way to deal with
current implementers' behavior, rather than a recommendation of how this
behavior ought to be. 

As far as I can tell, for the HTML WG, normative and guideline documents are
functionally equivalent except when describing discouraged but allowable
behavior or forward-looking unimplemented behavior.

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