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Re: Request for clarification on HTML 5 publication status (ISSUE-19)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 14:56:36 -0800
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E020F391-1E4B-4359-868A-065E0C1961B5@apple.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>


On Nov 29, 2007, at 11:44 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

>
> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> For the record: I'm in *total* agreement with Roy -- please  
>>> consider a stand-alone document that *only* describes the document  
>>> format -- just like HTML4 used to. Then move everything else into  
>>> a separate spec.
>> That is what the Web Developer's Guide to HTML 5 will be.
>
> Not really. What I was asking for was a *normative* spec that  
> defines the language, not the DOM, not error recovery, not client- 
> side storage etc.

That's a lot of work to take on in addition to our charter deliverable  
for a spec that defines the language as well as those other things. It  
would also reaise the risk of conflict in normative requirements.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:56:53 UTC

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