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Re: 3.2. Common microsyntaxes

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 20:39:51 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0707300339w3a68ecbcr43b9dea0f2ba9905@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Would it fit better in section 2, which is all about the DOM?

I would like it moved (but I'm just one person). I think section 3
could be quite good for authors, but I think it would be simpler if
microsyntaxes (being a very implementation/parsing biased section)
were not part of that section.

I think it's unnecessarily complex otherwise. Could be a nice, neat
section about HTML elements, attributes and their semantics.



On 7/29/07, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 12:31:17 +0200, Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > 3.2. Common microsyntaxes
> > http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#common1
> >
> > This was an interesting read. Very complex, obviously not aimed at
> > authors (particularly the common parser idioms bit, which is
> > unfortunately the very first bit one reads).
> >
> > I'd like to propose this section be moved to section 8. The HTML
> > syntax. I think it fits better there.
>
> Common microsyntaxes is not specific to the HTML syntax. This processing
> occurs after the DOM has been built, and also applies to the XML
> serialization. Moreover, the authoring requirements in common
> microsyntaxes also apply when the DOM is changed dynamically.
>
> > [...]
>
> --
> Simon Pieters
> Opera Software
>
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