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Re: Neutrality in "HTML 5 differences from HTML 4"

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 03:51:48 -0500
Message-Id: <A2FEF384-521E-49CD-B257-314F1CF0EDCF@robburns.com>
Cc: "Ben 'Cerbera' Millard" <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>


On Jul 3, 2007, at 3:34 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

>
> On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 09:32:51 +0200, Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>  
> wrote:
>> The only value for this differences document currently is to help  
>> drive the decision making of this WG.
>
> It's to help people outside this WG who don't have time to read all  
> of HTML 5 or follow this mailing list to see what the differences  
> are and comment on them. It gives them the ability to review the  
> document as well and it seems to be helping members of this WG as  
> well. (It's also very much non-normative and not binding in any way.)

People outside the WG can read about the differences here:

<http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Differences_from_HTML4>

and also read about the HTML WG's starting point (or roughly our  
starting point) here:

<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/>

We're having a hard time communicating on these issues within the WG.  
I think once we figure out how to do that, we'll have an easier time  
communicating succinctly and effectively to a wider public audience.  
Once we get a clearer shared understanding of our design principles,  
I think all of this will go much more smoothly. This would include a  
clearer understanding about what criteria were applied in the design  
choices made so far.

Take care,
Rob
Received on Tuesday, 3 July 2007 08:52:36 UTC

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