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Re: Proposal to Adopt HTML5

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 12:16:48 -0700
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070410191648.GA4826@ridley.dbaron.org>
On Tuesday 2007-04-10 20:38 +0200, Henrik Dvergsdal 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.

I don't think this makes sense.

One of the problems I hope this group will solve is that HTML4 is
frequently ambiguous and often lacks conformance requirements where
it should have them.  In other words, it frequently doesn't define
the things a spec ought to be defining.  Many parts of it are not
useful at any level deeper than as a list of requested features, and
I don't think it's useful, or worth anyone's time, to track
differences between a list of requested features and an actual
specification designed to lead to interoperable implementations.

-David

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L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
           Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation

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