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

From: ryan <ryan@theryanking.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 20:56:58 -0600
Message-Id: <79D7CABE-296C-4E24-A413-15FBF890F311@theryanking.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-html@w3.org Tracking WG" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Dylan Smith <qstage@cox.net>

On Nov 21, 2007, at 8:31 PM, Dylan Smith wrote:

> If there were a more focused "recommended" way to code, this might  
> be a tad
> easier.
>
> Not that we should change what's allowed, or restrict rendering, but a
> smaller subset that says,"Please do it this way" is something I'm  
> in favor
> of.

It would certainly be easier for consumers/parsers if there were less  
variation in the languages, but as long as there will are variations  
in the language there are reasonable disagreements on the right  
"way". I don't think it's a productive use of this group's time to  
try and find one true way.

If this group works on issues related to best practices, it should  
remain neutral– enumerate the possibilities and discuss their pros  
and cons, then let the reader decide for themselves.

> FWIW, I'm for double quotes and the use of a solidus, myself.

That's great, but there are many situations where is is quite  
reasonable to omit them.

-ryan
Received on Thursday, 22 November 2007 02:57:12 GMT

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