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

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 14:43:30 +0000
Message-ID: <47502192.7070300@cam.ac.uk>
To: "T.V Raman" <raman@google.com>
CC: hsivonen@iki.fi, fielding@gbiv.com, annevk@opera.com, public-html@w3.org

T.V Raman wrote:
> The fact that the two parsers build the same DOM is not
> equivalent to the Web authors request of "tell me how I write my
> documents correctly".

The answer to this latter question is given in the spec. Furthermore, in order 
to disseminate the information how to author HTML 5 documents more widely, a 
separate, informative, document is being written to be specifically targeted at 
authors. This document will only describe things that authors need to know and 
will not talk about implementation requirements.

I really don't see where the notion that HTML 5 fails to specify how authors are 
supposed to construct conforming documents has come from; it is, as far as I can 
tell, simply untrue.

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