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From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 10:47:28 +0100
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t05r5eed64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

I initially created the HTML Design Principles Editor's Draft from the  
Wiki document Maciej, and several others, including me, drafted and  
expected I would no longer be editing the document afterwards. As such, I  
haven't paid much attention to the discussion around the document. I just  
made a small update to "Universal Access" by removing "when possible"  
hoping that will alleviate some concerns. The document is by the way  
located here:

   http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/principles/


I think Henri raised an important point earlier as well about minimizing  
the differences between a DOM generated from an HTML5 document and one  
 from an XHTML5 document. That would be nice to capture in the design  
principles. I'm not sure what text to use for it though. Here's something  
I just made up:

===
Similarity of Serializations

Keep the various serializations of the language as close to each other as  
possible as to minimize effort to switch from one to the other. This will  
also help for both serializations to be supported in user agents with as  
much shared code as possible.

Example: The HTML (text/html) parser puts elements in the  
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace in the DOM for compatibility with  
the XML syntax of HTML 5.
===


The other thing that seems a bit weird about the current document is that  
two principles cover several paragraphs where the others are just a few  
sentences. I don't think this is problematic though and I suppose we can  
always fix that if desired in an update of the document.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Friday, 2 November 2007 09:47:30 UTC

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