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Re: Why HTML should be taught as HTML without pretending it is XML

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 10:54:56 +0300
Message-Id: <C9A914DC-5B55-4836-AB98-36C35B23DCF1@iki.fi>
Cc: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>

On Jul 18, 2007, at 06:20, Karl Dubost wrote:

> 	- for Professional to have a strict way of authoring which  
> benefits the industry
> If Web designers say, we will come up with an HTML 5 profile that  
> we consider needed for our activity, it can perfectly become an  
> "HTML 5 profile for Web pro" specification for this market.

I'm curious, though, what the actual benefit would be for the  
industry. It isn't nice to (implicitly) ask people to jump through  
additional hoops in order to be considered a "Web pro" if those  
additional hoops don't have a technical effect.

Would the profile be something that a source code pretty-printer  
would produce or something that conformance checkers would be  
expected to check? I mean: If you write Java, you can standardize on  
an indent style but generally people don't expect to have programs  
that check if the indent style is being adhered to but instead people  
are expected to use a feature in an IDE that automatically reindents  
the source consistently according to the chosen indent style.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 18 July 2007 07:55:08 UTC

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