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Re: The HTML Author View

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jukka.k.korpela@kolumbus.fi>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:22:59 +0300
Message-ID: <4DF21AB3.2070605@kolumbus.fi>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
10.6.2011 15:53, Cameron Heavon-Jones wrote:

> For a standards committee, it's funny no-one can even agree on the
> english language :)

The W3C or its working groups are not standards committees, no matter 
how much they might present themselves that way. There is actually a 
standard on HTML (ISO HTML), but few people know about it and even fewer 
care about it; it's an uninteresting minor modification of HTML 4.

Non-funnily, standards committees often agree on the (English) language 
to a surprising degree. They have their own rules for things and 
notations, sometimes deviating from everyone else's English.

Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Friday, 10 June 2011 13:23:32 UTC

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