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

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 11:15:52 +0900
Cc: fielding@gbiv.com, annevk@opera.com, public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <49FD273A-7D7C-4FF0-B53B-48823A4E668A@w3.org>
To: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>


Le 30 nov. 2007 à 10:50, T.V Raman a écrit :
> In my view, we will discover that failure to do that will leave
> us with a language that makes it impossible to write anything
> "correctly" since no one agrees on what is correct.


Agreed.
I keep repeating it two things are needed:

1. Parsing algorithm and error recovery for consistent handling is  
cool. [browsers]
2. One recommended syntax and set of elements [authors]

This has multiple benefits:

* encourage common practices without blocking rendering
* encourage quality in expression and design (XHTML syntax woke up  
people with regards the Semantics)
* encourage a common normalization of documents

Since the launch of the HTML WG, I did a lot to advocate and to build  
bridges between authors/web designers community with browsers  
implementers explaining why it was necessary to be *able to read the  
Web*.  Web designers made the effort to understand and accept. I would  
hope that Browsers Implementers make the same step towards the Web  
designers.

That would be at least a good gesture towards the Web design  
community, at best that would be a way to move forward faster.




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Karl Dubost - W3C
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Be Strict To Be Cool
Received on Friday, 30 November 2007 02:19:43 UTC

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