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Re: Doug's Intro Proposal - Re: HTML 5 Authoring Guidelines Proposal

From: Doug Jones <doug_b_jones@mac.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 18:47:20 -0500
Message-Id: <14615F5B-C1D9-4094-A541-CD3BB396EBCA@mac.com>
To: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

Done.

-Doug

On 2007 Nov 28, at 12:00, Justin Thorp wrote:

>
> Doug can you add that to the wiki?
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/Guide/
>
> That way it'd be easier for others to propose/make changes and  
> suggestions.  Plus then you have the revision history.
>
> - justin
>
> ******************
> Justin Thorp
> US Library of Congress
> Web Services - Office of Strategic Initiatives
> e - juth@loc.gov
> p - 202/707-9541
>
>>>> Doug Jones <doug_b_jones@mac.com> 11/27/2007 9:35:47 PM >>>
>
>
> On 2007 Nov 22, at 20:56, Lachlan Hunt 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/
>>
>> -- 
>> Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
>> http://lachy.id.au/
>> http://www.opera.com/
>>
>
> Below is another possibility for an Introduction.
>
> HTML (Hypertext Mark-up Language) has been the World Wide Web's (WWW)
> mark-up language. It's purpose has been to provide a method to
> structure information presented on the web.
>
> Over the years, the capability of the web has grown and so has
> potential for the capability of HTML. HTML5 maintains backwards
> compatibility with earlier HTML specifications and adds new features
> to structure information.
>
> This information may include the words of documents, static or
> animated graphics, videos, and data. The structure is how information
> is organized or configured, such as in chapters and paragraphs, as
> well as primary content versus secondary content, such as navigation
> bars or advertisements.
>
> Structure provides visual indications that aid comprehension of the
> information. HTML5 improves the ability to communicate structure to
> the impaired aurally and by other means.
>
> The information and its structure is commonly presented through static
> web pages and dynamically generated web pages. Generated pages are
> created on a client computer using Javascript, which is intimately
> related to HTML. These pages may also be generated using a server-side
> language such as ASP (Active Server Pages). JSP (Java Server Pages),
> or PHP (PHP Hypertext Preprocessor). The progress of dynamic page
> generation has established web applications. HTML5 embraces web
> applications and provides many tools for their creation.
>
> The HTML5 specification is written primarily to be clear for
> implementors of user agents. This web developers guide encourages HTML
> writing styles that will permit web pages to render now and in the
> future in HTML5 capable browsers and other user agents. Also provided
> will be methods for graceful backward compatibility of new HTML5
> features with HTML4.
>
> Web developers who are familiar with previous versions of HTML should
> become acquainted with the differences of HTML5 from HTML4.
>
> Doug Jones
> doug_b_jones@mac.com
>
>
>
>
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