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Re: mixed signals on "Writing HTML documents", tutorial, etc.

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 15:53:26 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0706182253h59f9705m13b5bdeca2425860@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>
Cc: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "HTML Working Group" <public-html@w3.org>
I agree with both points in this thread.

I'd like all tutorials and documentation for authors to represent
"best practice", and understanding XML syntax (closing tags, nesting,
etc) is very useful; helps developers adapt to other languages like
XSLT and Atom etc. On a personal note, it reduces the amount of
retraining and negotiating I have to do with new developers :)

But I also completely agree with Anne's view that UAs should continue
to be as forgiving, and defining how that happens (consistently) is a
major aspect of HTML5.

Does seem that separating the UA implementation spec and HTML
authoring advice is the way to manage this. I guess I better stop
reading emails and starting reading those tutorials :)

On 6/19/07, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org> wrote:
> Le 19 juin 2007 à 06:04, Dan Connolly a écrit :
> > When introducing the language to authors, I prefer to stay within
> > the bounds of XML. I understand from instructors that this goes
> > over well with students. (I hope some of the instructors on this
> > list will chime in to give 1st-hand evidence.)
> Definitely. XHTML and XML rules of syntax are a lot easier to teach.
> > I don't know if I feel strongly enough about it to make a detailed
> > design change proposal. But if anyone is writing new tutorial
> > material, that's what I suggest.
> I'm really tempted to write this tutorial, but it doesn't seem
> reasonable until the new HTML WG staff contact is nominated.
> --
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