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Re: HTML 5 Tutorials and authoring

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 15:00:22 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0712302100o6a6249b0j41d05b332f4f0a5c@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Those templates look good for tutorials on HTML. I would like to
combine these tutorials on the structure and syntax of HTML with
tutorials on producing documents (using HTML)... based on the idea
someone might think "I need italics" and rather than have them find
the italics element, they should find a tutorial on all the different
semantic options that relate to italics. A tutorial that is more like
a style guide for documents than a tutorial on the various HTML
elements (I think both are complementary).

Hard to explain, so I've done a quick mockup (and I do mean quick, it
is very messy) for italics (borrowing examples from Wikipedia) here:
http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/Guide/italics

Feel free to challenge, laugh at or deride my suggestions of which
elements are appropriate to the various cases, although I'm quite fond
of <cite class="ship"> for ship names myself! ;)

cheers
Ben


On Dec 29, 2007 1:28 AM, Terry Morris <lsnbluff@gmail.com> wrote:
> Is this group still pursuing the HTML Guide that Lachlan Hunt began at
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/Guide?
>
> Doug Jones proposed an alternate element template at
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/Guide/AlternateElementTemplate.
>
> I'm one of those who volunteered to help with tutorials
> (http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/tasks83/results#xtasks ) but I hesitate
> to begin to contribute to this due to the two different templates and lack
> of agreement on use.
>
> Any thoughts on how best to move forward on this?
>
> Terry Morris
> Associate Professor
>  Harper College
>
>
> On Dec 26, 2007 9:52 PM, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> > :)
> >
> > Le 27 déc. 2007 à 12:25, Ben Boyle a écrit :
> > > I think I'll just read mails for now. In 2008, I'd like to try
> > > tutorials. I don't know if that will be more useful but it feels like
> > > it could be productive. We've got Lachie's ALA article, are there any
> > > others out there? Are we keeping a list?
> >
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/tasks83/results#xtasks
> > "tutorial development, quick reference, course materials, ...   49"
> > 49 volunteers to work with you. Plenty of space for organizing here.
> > It seems the things which have been successful in the group so far:
> > start and ask help (more than ask how to work).
> >
> > A review of Authoring tools on different platform could also help.
> > http://www.w3.org/2007/07/html-authoring-tools/
> > http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTMLAsSheAreSpoke
> >
> >
> > The document started by Lachlan Hunt
> > http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/html5/html-author/
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Karl Dubost - W3C
> > http://www.w3.org/QA/
> > Be Strict To Be Cool
> >
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> --
> Terry Morris
> Web Developer Foundations: Using XHTML
> htttp://www.webdevfoundations.net
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