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Re: 9. WYSIWYG editor (enforcing the signature)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 20:56:26 +0000 (UTC)
To: Mihai Sucan <mihai.sucan@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0708032043460.9342@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 3 Aug 2007, Mihai Sucan wrote:
> 
> I have read the HTML 5 spec section on WYSIWYG editors [1] and I'd like 
> to express my concern on requiring the inclusion of "(WYSIWYG editor)" 
> in the META NAME="generator" CONTENT attribute value.

I agree; in fact at this point I don't think anyone thinks it's a good 
idea. We still need a better solution for handling the two tiers of 
document quality, one targetting humans (who can know what they mean) and 
one targetting today's computers (who rarely know what humans mean), but 
I'm not sure what it is. One possibility I've considered is to just have 
two conformance levels, "conforming html5 document" and "conforming 
low-quality html5 document", with <font>, style="", and 
<div>s-containing-inlines kicking documents into the second category.

Either way, the "(WYSIWYG editor)" generator flag will definitely be 
dropped in due course.

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