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Re: Proposal for developing HTML 5 materials for Web *authors*

From: Dylan Smith <qstage@cox.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 23:31:52 -0700
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org Tracking WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C3691EE8.66D3%qstage@cox.net>


A capital idea - and necessary, if you ask me...


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Dylan Smith



on 11/20/07 11:21 PM, Karl Dubost at karl@w3.org wrote:

> 
> ACTION-5 Make a proposal on the mailing list for the creation of a
> task force for developer community outreach  [3]
> 
> Hi,
> 
> During the last F2F at the Technical Plenary in Cambridge, we had a
> lively discussion on [HTML 5 for authors][2] and more precisely the
> lack of materials for people developing and designing Web sites. The
> traditional readers of HTML Specifications were by large the Web
> development community. The [HTML 5 Editor draft][1] has been written
> with the implementers in mind. Then the usual community is at lost
> reading the document.
> 
> There is a need for reference materials for helping authors to develop
> and write HTML 5.
> 
> HTML 5 author materials can only be a subset of what is defined in
> HTML 5 document. This document will not promote techniques or syntaxes
> which are illegal in HTML 5. Web designers, webmasters, Web
> developers, teachers collectively may decide that a stricter subset of
> HTML 5 is useful in their practices of the Web.
> 
> People have during the F2F expressed a will to participate to such
> materials. There is a few possibilities:
> 
> * W3C Working Group Note
> * Dedicated wiki with pages having some locked sections (peer process
> review) and free editing sections for example, etc.
> 
> 
> 
> Some issues arose during the F2F and corridors discussions.
> 
> * Shall the syntax style be stricter than the one recommended by HTML
> 5 specification.
>    example:
>    <p class=intro>Readable Markup
>    <p class="intro">Readable Markup</p>
> 
> * Banning the use of some elements and/or proposing better techniques.
>    <font size=+2>
> 
> * What about authoring tools and validators?
> 
> * How this material will be marketed to the community?
> 
> * What to do if people try to enforce them on others?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I put Roger Johansson in Cc: because a few months ago, we started a
> document on what could be an HTML 5 for authors. It was very
> preliminary work and with nothing much into it. We wanted this
> document to be written by the community itself and we define a
> template of things which could fit in such document.
> 
>      [NAME] element
> 
>      A short description of what is the element and the
>      requirements defined in the specification.
> 
>      Best Practices
>      Think about the best way to use this element, not only for
>      its semantics content, but also for the current practical
>      benefits, it creates. For example, using the blockquote
>      element to create a quote and how to reuse it an engine
>      extracting quote from the Web or a personal Web site. If you
>      have script share them. When the list of Best Practices is
>      too long, please create a separate document with detailed
>      explanation. @@contribution license here@@
> 
>      Accessibility
>      If there are specific requirements or techniques for
>      accessibility, share in this section.
> 
>      Internationalization
>      If there are specific requirements or techniques for
>      internationalization, share in this section.
> 
>      Examples
>      Some practical simple examples that you are using in a
>      professional context to illustrate the element
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> [1]: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/
> [2]: http://www.w3.org/2007/11/09-html-wg-minutes.html#item02
> [3]: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/actions/5
> 
> --
> Karl Dubost - W3C
> http://www.w3.org/QA/
> Be Strict To Be Cool
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2007 06:46:09 UTC

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