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Re: HTML 5 Authoring Guidelines Proposal

From: Terry Morris <lsnbluff@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 07:17:59 -0600
Message-ID: <e516f4f50711230517q47bf580dw24d583046eab6f69@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Very good idea to start the HTML 5 Authoring Guidelines.

Charles' point about the "human" audience is well-taken. Even though Section
3.2 has a note that it will eventually include a more detailed discussion of
the differences between HTML and XHTML, if we want this to be readable and
understandable Section 2 Document Representations should probably include a
brief introduction to the differences between HTML and XHTML -- why are
there two versions? why use one over the other?

I've volunteered to work on this document. What's the best way for me to
help out with this document?

Terry Morris
Associate Professor
Harper College


On 11/23/07, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Fri, 23 Nov 2007 02:56:19 +0100, Lachlan Hunt
> <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >    I thought it would be worthwhile getting started on this and
> > presenting a proposal.  So I wrote up a brief proposal for HTML 5
> > Authoring Guidelines and checked it into CVS.  At this stage, it's very
> > rough draft and effectively just an outline of how it could be written.
> >
> > http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-author/
>
> Nice :)
>
> A suggestion - instead of talking about (X)HTML "serialisations", since
> this is for normal humans, you might be betteroff ust calling the section
> "differences between XHTML and HTML". I presume that throughout the
> document you will point out real differences (such as how you include
> script content) when talking about relevant topics.
>
> cheers
>
> Chaals
>
> --
> Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
>     je parle franšais -- hablo espa˝ol -- jeg lŠrer norsk
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>
>


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Terry Morris
Web Developer Foundations: Using XHTML
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