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Re: Formal definition of HTML5 (was Re: Version information)

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 13:20:14 +0200
Message-ID: <462C966E.2060107@design-noir.de>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
CC: Henrik Dvergsdal <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>, public-html@w3.org

Daniel Glazman schrieb:
> 
> On 15/04/2007 13:50, Henrik Dvergsdal wrote:
> 
>> Is it possible to specify all  machine-checkable criteria in XHTML5  
>> by means of:
>>
>> A RELAX NG schema which refers to
>>
>> 1. A datatype library
>>
>> 2. A set of formal rules, specifying, for instance, table integrity 
>> requirements
>>
>> ?
>>
>> If not, what else do we need?
> 
> Let me give you an example : an ordered list contains one or more list
> items but what should an editing tool do when the user inserts a "blank"
> list ? A list with one blank item ? With two blank items ? With one item
> with a predefined text node ? [...]
> To be sure about it, just answer this simple question : what is an empty
> HTML document ?

We don't want to specify the path to conforming documents, do we? Both 
an empty list and an empty document are just the first step for creating 
complete ones. Whether you start a list with one or two elements, with 
empty or non-empty text nodes, can be left to the tool; it doesn't 
matter for the conformance of the resulting document.

--Dao
Received on Monday, 23 April 2007 11:20:20 GMT

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