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Re: Proposal to Adopt HTML5

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 21:16:21 +0200
To: "Henrik Dvergsdal" <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tqk05jhd64w2qv@id-c0020>

On Tue, 10 Apr 2007 20:38:03 +0200, Henrik Dvergsdal  
<henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no> wrote:
> If we are to make a jump like this, I think it we should have a really  
> strict delta document. One that we can trust contains all significant  
> aspects of differences between the HTML4 and HTML5 specs at all times.  
> This should not be just a wiki. I think the editor should be responsible  
> for keeping it up to date as the proposal evolves.

How is it useful to know the changes from HTML4? I doubt much WG members  
have actually read HTML4 completely. The high-level changes for people  
familiar with HTML4 are mentioned here (not exhaustive enough, see talk  
page):

   http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Changes_from_HTML4

In due course, however, I would expect that everyone knows the document  
the group will be working on. At least the parts he/she is interested in.  
And will follow the changes made to the document through some tracker:

   http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker
   http://twitter.com/WHATWG

The idea of the HTML5 proposal is to effectively replace HTML4, XHTML1 and  
DOM2HTML with something (substantially) better. Not to update them.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
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