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Re: Level of specification detail (Was Re: Proposal to Adopt HTML5)

From: Mike Schinkel <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 22:09:36 -0400
Message-ID: <461D94E0.8080003@mikeschinkel.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

ryan wrote:
> What we lack is a specification for how to implement HTML user agents 
> that is unambiguous, rigorous, complete and has a test suite.
>
> I don't think this WG needs to worry about educating authors, instead 
> it should focus, at least in the near term on bridging the divide 
> between HTML "as specified" (HTML4) and HTML "as implemented" (which 
> is what HTML5 is designed to do).
A specification that only addresses the needs of implementors but not 
the needs of authors will be, by definition, incomplete.

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